CLEARLY I have notifications for any hints turned off to this particular tree (and have for three months), yet in the last day I've been 'gifted' with 4 new hints. This is a public tree which is a shell. I intend not to populate it with citations and duplication of what I have added for these same people in my private tree -- the only one I have selected to receive hints.
I don't want to see another shaking leaf on my public trees, nor the little red boxed number notification! What the heck?! Is there a third hidden area, playing hide and seek, taking over?