This guy uploads garbage every day and I don't want to ban him from the uploader, but other people are complaining. It says it's "watched", but I don't remember ever watching the category. Other people are also reporting they are getting alerts and don't remember watching either.
If it's automatically subscribing me to receive alerts from this category because I once uploaded to it as well, that's extremely intrusive. It shouldn't be signing anyone up for any alerts unless they specifically ask for it and opt in, not an opt out system.
I get the same thing here with the gallery here on xF.. I uploaded photos.. never selected to watch the test media category, but every time something is uploaded I get the alert... hkymre uploaded an image called CW9 to the watched category Test Media.
I then unsubscribe, but every time I upload again, I get auto subscribed again..
Technically, this suggestion is already implemented because it can be controlled by the user if desired, but I will keep it open on the basis that we could look at allowing the admin to set the defaults, like we can for the watched thread stuff on registration.