Yes, I did have Support in my watchlist and have done so for years, intentionally. Until two days ago that never caused any email flood. I only got notifications about the threads (not pages) I was watching, as the preference states. That is now broken.
Having Support in your watchlist currently serves no purpose at all if you don't want to receive notifications for its threads, you should just unwatch it.
You don't seem to be distinguishing between email notifications and notifications on the site.
I do want to receive "new messages" notifications on the website for every thread on Support. I just don't want to receive emails about every one of them - I only want to receive emails for the threads I watch, as the preference "Notify me by email about threads I'm watching" plainly states.
That is how it always worked, but this broke two days ago. I keep trying to tell you this but you keep ignoring it. You now have several users complaining of unexpected email floods. Frankly I'm dismayed that you don't seem to be believing any of us.
Yes, I am really sure.
I am even more sure that something changed two days ago, that caused me to suddenly receive a big flood of emails, without me having changed any setting whatsoever. This is a fact.
I turned off all my email preferences and still the emails continued. Only removing the pages from my watchlist stopped them.
So apparently it is now no longer possible to watch discussion pages on the site without being flooded by emails. I would like to have that functionality restored.