Getting notifications in family activity feed for people not on my watchlist

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I've been getting all the activity data for a Mary Elizabeth (Venoit) Legge (though her actual surname at birth per Wikitree is Vienot) - despite to my knowledge never having edited the page, not being a trusted member, nor having the individual on my watchlist. In addition, I have been receiving notifications for adoptions that don't seem to exist:

23 Dec 2020

07:31: Lisa Taylor's adopted the profile of Mary Elizabeth (Venoit) Legge (1794-abt.1886). [Thank Lisa for this | 1 thank-you received]

21 Dec 2020

15:02: Wendy Leone adopted the profile of Mary Elizabeth (Venoit) Legge (1794-abt.1886). [Thank Wendy for this]
14:57: Wendy Leone adopted the profile of Mary Elizabeth (Venoit) Legge (1794-abt.1886). [Thank Wendy for this]

20 Dec 2020

18:12: Hallie Jenkins adopted the profile of Mary Elizabeth (Venoit) Legge (1794-abt.1886). [Thank Hallie for this]
18:12: Hallie Jenkins adopted the profile of Mary Elizabeth (Venoit) Legge (1794-abt.1886). [Thank Hallie for this]
13:10: Francis Lehman adopted the profile of Mary Elizabeth (Venoit) Legge (1794-abt.1886). [Thank Francis for this]

Also, when I checked yesterday, I saw some notifications that said somebody had edited the page. For some reason, those seem to have disappeared from my activity feed, but it's still strange because I just checked and it says the last edit for the page was in 2017.

WikiTree profile: Mary Legge
in WikiTree Tech by E. Logan G2G6 Mach 3 (34.5k points)
Your profile is set to privacy red, so we cannot see your profile. But you might be following the tags venoit or legge?

The notification of edits in the past happens when something else on the page changes which is not recorded in the change list.
Sorry for the late response.

No Michel, I just checked and I don't have any surnames followed on Wikitree.

I am having this issue as well with the Venoit family as of 2/26/21.

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So I'm fairly certain this is a bug, somehow related to the bug going on at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Adoptions, because Mary is listed on the first page.

I have no idea why you in particular are receiving notifications for Mary, though. Hopefully, the upcoming fix for Special:Adoptions will fix whatever weirdness that is going on here.
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (322k points)
selected by E. Logan
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Are you following the tags Venoit or Legge?  Then you will get activity on your feed for *anybody* called Venoit or Legge.  You don't have to manage them or be on their Trusted Lists.  You will get them.

If I follow the surname Haywood, I will get all Haywoods anywhere in the world even if I have never edited their pages.
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
No, I'm not even familiar with either surname. What's even stranger is that the alleged "edits" do not exist on the actual page itself - those pages haven't been adopted by anyone new or edited in the last 3 years.

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