One of the users in Confluence has too many page watched since he has notifications for 1729 unique pages and hence loading the list of pages he watches is taking a while for him.
I found a solution online here: https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/33993/bulk-unwatch-pages?page=1#90305. Just wanted to check whether droping the notification entries for the user from confadmin database (using the query given by Christian) is a safe way or not and should I proceed with that...
Also, is it necessary to stop Confluence before the db edit and perform indexing after the db edit?
the query looks good to me but you should *always* have a DB backup before you do do any modifications, just in case something goes horribly wrong.
It's also advisable to stop confluence to make the changes & starts afterwards. You could flush the caches (https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFKB/Changing+Content+Directly+via+SQL) but I prefer a restart, it's a lot cleaner
You don't need to reindex for something like this.
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