Sometimes when pages are activated in the WCM I've noticed that the published date and status light is not updated even though the page has definitely reached the publisher successfully. Can anyone help explain why this may happen ? This is confusing to Authors as it appears that the page has never been activated.
A similar issue I've spotted is where a published date is updated initially on page activation but quickly reverts on refresh to an earlier published and modified date.
This is strange. If you are using ealier version of CQ make sure that you have latest replication feature pack. You can get this feature pack from Daycare.
The only time I have seen the status not getting update is when pages are replicated as part of a package.
The only time I have seen the publish state get overwritten is if there is some other environment also updating the author server - so where you have a staging environment that sends content to production author.
The other thing that ocurrs to me is that there might be some sort of workflow process run amuck.