Disable autowatch on a specific page in Confluence?

Im pretty sure I know the answer to this, but is there any way to disable autowatch on a specific page, or even for a Space?

We have a couple of pages in confluence that get updated periodically by the entire company (PTO Logs, Food orders etc...) and due to the autowatch feature, they generate a ton of emails to people.

The autowatch feature is great on other pages, just not these and unfortunately because of these noisy pages, people have started to ignore or filter out confluence emails, or turn off autowatch for themselves across all of confluence.

Any suggestions?

2 answers

In page edit mode, there is a Minor Change? checkbox. If you check this checkbox, no notifications will be sent.

Thanks, but I need a solution that doesnt require our users to do anything extra.

Another suggestion is to implement this hack: https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/12799/usability-of-minor-change-checkbox/12821 and modify the javascript so that it only happens for a particular set of pages that you've defined

Here is quick solution I put together. It involves putting a macro within each page you want to disable autowatch on: http://jonverve.posterous.com/confluence-control-auto-watching-behavior

that link is now broken

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