Can automatic watching be turned off when logging new issues

Watching is automatically turned on for all new tasks entered. Can this be turned off and / or set to allow users to only watch the issues they would like to specify?

1 answer

Each user can turn on/off the auto watch functionality on their profile: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/JIRA+5.1+Release+Notes#JIRA5.1ReleaseNotes-autowatch

"If you don't want to automatically become a watcher of an issue you create or comment on, you can disable this feature through your user profile, by choosing Disabled for the Autowatch option when editing the Preferences section of your user profile (see left screenshot)."

Is that what you're looking for, or are you looking for a global way to turn autowatch off for everyone?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Sunday in Agility

You asked for it, so we delivered: images on issues have arrived

A picture tells a thousand words. And agility boards have just released their latest feature: cover images on issues – so now your board can tell a story at first glance. Upload attachmen...

300 views 3 11
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

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

Find a group

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

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you