'Stop watching' link does not remove me as a watcher if I do not have permissions to that space anymore.

'Stop watching' link does not remove me as a watcher if I do not have permissions to that space anymore.

Our Confluence version 5.3.1.

A user watched a page or a space but now he doesn't have the permssions to access that page or space anymore.

If he goes now Profile > Watches, then he can still see the page / space as he is still watching it. If he then clicks "Stop Watching" then after the refresh the page or space is still listed with a link "Stop watching". No error message is provided and watching is just not removed.

Does anyone have a clue why is this happening or how to solve it?

We have a workaround - a user with admin rigths can end the watches for the user but this is still a workaround...

Best wishes,

Heily

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Hi Heily,

Did you take a look in your Confluence log files? Maybe there is an error message there.

It probably comes down to the permissions like you already mention.

You could log this as a bug here : https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF

Best regards,

Peter

This bug is now in atlassian jira - https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-32136

While we used a workaround, it still seems a serious enough bug to be fixed.

Hi Tanel You mention a workaround - any chance you could post the details here or in the ticket? Many thanks Nadine

We reported the bug and its trackable here: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-32136

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