I've been noticing here (and on @Shelley's site) that I am getting alerts in areas that I have posted in - but none of them are a Watched topic. The latest one here was http://xenforo.com/community/threads/hotspots-by-waindigo.54028/, and the only post I had made in that area was on July 10, 2013. The resource and the discussion area are NOT shown as Watched (I have the option to Watch it at the top). I have noticed this several times - but it is not consistent. I know at one time I did have that resource watched. The alert I got was due to a reply to the discussion thread. Here are my current settings here: Edit - resolution posted below.