That's how I have mine set and it works. Do you have geeklists turned off in both the items and users sections as well?For Users, no - but then I don't subscribe to any Users. For Items, yes. The triggers don't seem to be for Games, Families or Designers that I've subscribed to.
(I know that most subscription "errors" are just user-configuration-driven, which is why I asked the question - to make sure that it wasn't a misunderstanding of the GL subscription that was tripping me up. I'll double-check the trigger given in my subscriptions list next time it happens.)