You know how sometimes you feel like you know something but can't find the actual data...this is one of those times.
I can't find, either in General Configuration, or in any Space Admin, a way to set "don't set Watch=ON when I create a space, or modify one..." etc.
Can't even find it in the docs! Thanks in advance.
You had the right terminology - it's 'autowatch' you're after. It's in your user preferences:
WHOA! I have been using Confluence for 6 months and have never seen that menu (set of menus!). I guess that's what I get for being busy! Thanks! I think I'm going to file this as a bug...somehow I have about 80 pages on "watches" tab...and I didn't watch them (I don't generally). I'm a create-content-and-forget kinda guy right now.
Has there been a case of random pages getting set to Watch?
It's likely that you're getting these as auto-watched because you created or commented on them, I suspect?
Notice the discussion and update from Sherif (our product manager) about a potential global setting for this:
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