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Is there a way to save the selection to "publish without notifying watchers"?

It's challenging to remember to navigate to "publish without notifying watchers" every time you want to make a page update, especially if the page is being edited by a large group of people all at the same time. 

We want to be able to tag team members and stakeholders in our page, so that they know to look at a specific line item, but we don't want them to get spammed every time somebody on the team makes an update.

It would be great if we could set the default page-level publishing status to either be "publish without notifying watchers" or regular publishing etc. Why can't this be changed and saved, so that you don't have to stress about hitting 'publish'?

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Hi @amcclave .

We have had the same wondering, but since we use the server solution, I ended up adding custom html, disabling the notifying function. 

function disableWatchers() {
setTimeout(disableWatchers, 1000);
if ( $('#notifyWatchers').attr( "mz" ) != 1) {
setTimeout(function() {$('#notifyWatchers').removeAttr('checked');}, 1000);
$('#notifyWatchers').attr( "mz", 1);
}
}
disableWatchers();

 

I'm not sure if you can use the same method for cloud, but I bet there is a an app for that. 

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Clark Everson Community Leader Mar 18, 2021

Hi @amcclave 

Welcome to the Community.

Looking back on previous posts it looks like Atlassian responded with some links you can find here: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-questions/In-Confluence-Cloud-can-we-put-the-Notify-Watcher-uncheck-by/qaq-p/804872#:~:text=Unfortunately%2C%20there%20is%20no%20option,Confluence%20will%20save%20their%20preference.

From what I see it looks like they chose not to move forward with those requests.

Best,

Clark

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