[Confluence] How to list people watching a page (aka "Contributors macro issue" ?)


The Contributors Macro is supposed to be abble to list the watchers of a page.

I can't manage to have it to work. Whatever the parameters, the macro is returning "No contributors found for: watches on selected page(s)" even if I'm watching this page. I tried in several spaces and pages (btw, I'm system administrator of this Confluence).

Is there a bug ? Bad documentation ? Or simply something I don't catch ?

We are using Confluence 5.7.3.


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Hi Philippe, 


From the documentaiton of the macro, we can see that you are going through the right procedures to use it. However, I believe that we could be definitely facing a bug. For example, take a look at the following report:


Contributors Macro is not working properly for Watchers after update

I believe this is the same symptoms, since I just reproduced it using the 'Watches" and the same result was displayed. So, as we still don't have a fix version for this, by clicking on the *Watch* button, it will display an option to Manage Watchers, which will display all the page watchers for you. smile

Hope it helps you, sir!


Giuliano Tenedini

Confluence/Crowd Support

Hi Giuliano,

Thanks for the answer.

Actually the issue as been reported to me by someone who wanted to advertise who is watching this page for the information of its readers. So unfortunately the workarround is not usable in such context.

But I'm glad to see a bug report already exist on this and I will follow it.

Hi all,

As the issue is still ongoing (at least for Confluence v 5.8.16), does it exist another macro or way to display a list of space/page watchers?

Thanks in advance,

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