It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage
  • Community
  • Products
  • Confluence
  • Questions
  • How to prevent notification going to every Confluence user in my company when I edit a document? I am the admin for confluence in my company.

How to prevent notification going to every Confluence user in my company when I edit a document? I am the admin for confluence in my company.

Every time I modify a document or add a document, notification goes to every confluence member in my company.

Is there a way to stop this spamming?

5 answers

To add to Steven, since it appears that you are using cloud, deselect Notify watchers at the bottom of the page when in edit mode, and it will stay that way, not notifying anyone.

Steven Behnke Community Leader Jan 22, 2016

Sorry Milo, I think YOU'RE right. I converted your comment to an Answer. My suggestion is too heavy handed for a simple situation like this.

The reason they are notified is because someone is editing the page and selecting Notify Users, and they are watching the page or space. Whoever is editing the page should be mindful of their notifications. If they don't want to be watching the page, then they can remove their watch or a page editor can remove it for them.

Thanks for your answer on Confluence Cloud.

My problem is I have a space and don't want ANY pages watched as the admin. Unfortunately most of the pages are "watched" now. In theory, there should have a been a space policy on watching pages I could easily set.

I need to quickly find all watched pages for a user and cancel the watch without navigating to every page in the space logged in as each user.

Any great ideas ??

Thanks in advance

in my case, I do not have a  Notify watchers tickbox. 

I would like to have some option so that if I create a new Page, it wouldn't bother/disturb/notify other. 

1 vote
Steven Behnke Community Leader Jan 22, 2016

Users get notified in Confluence when they are Watching the content. People watch content by choice or by contributing to content.

Please read up on the documentation – Manage Watchers on Confluence Cloud

To remove space watchers,

  1. Go to the page or blog post for which you want to manage the watchers
  2. Choose Watch > Manage Watchers
    The left-hand column of the 'Manage Watchers' dialog shows the users watching the page or blog post. The right-hand column shows the users watching the space.
  3. Remove an existing page, post, or space watcher – choose the trash icon next to their name

 

Hi Suneel, 

maybe you take a look at this great plugin - it's for free and we're using it. 

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/confluence.extra.noemailstorm/server/overview

Edit: Sorry, no cloud version.

With No-Email-Storm you decide on pagedit if you want to save only or save and notify.

Hope this helps. 
Cheers,
Mario 

It seems with the new "improved" editor (I'm using the cloud version) the spam is mandatory - you can't unselect it anymore...

There IS an option "publish without notifying" in the "..." menu, but I don't know the hotkey for it.
(The hotkey for regular publishing is CTRL-ENTER it seems.)

1 vote

This is not a feature, it's a bug. Notify Watchers should be disabled when you create a page and only be manually set active.

 

Please consider fixing this. 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
TAGS
Community showcase
Posted in Confluence

Lessons and Learnings: Six Months of Working Remote [Discussion]

Hey there, folks! For most of us, the past six months- yes, you read that right- have been a journey. More people than ever before have pivoted to working remotely, and navigating being on-scre...

7,071 views 6 6
Join discussion

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you