In the documentation the option "manage watchers" requires (space) adminstration for a user.
But we want to permit "manage watchers" for a larger group of users, without making them (space) administrators. Is there a possibility?
There is no way to do this. I don't think this is something we would consider being core to Confuence. Maybe an opporuntity for plugin developers to extend the product...
We had the same question.
For example, If you comment on a space, you have no idea who is receiving the comment. What ends up happening, folks re-address users in the comment section and people end up receiving multiple copies. Whats the downside of have an option that allows organizations to show the watch list? Or maybe they already can?
You can do this in Jira, why not Confluence?
How about this feature? CONF-40582 - Add a watcher while editing / adding a page Open Please vote!
Adding a group to a watch list is covered by https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-20118.
I agree though that adding permissions to manage watchers should be a permission to can assign to a group.