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Bug - blog authors are misattributed in multiple different places

Hi - this has annoyed me for a while, thought I'd better post it somewhere.

When I work on a 'blog post' with my team and hit publish, confluence reports the publisher as three different people depending on where you look.

There are three 'profiles' confluence seems to pull out

  • The person who created the draft blog post
  • The person who hit publish
  • Space creator

Here's a list of what reports what

Slack integration: Draft page creator

Confluence feed: Publisher

Blog macro, excerpts: Space creator

Blog macro, entire: Draft page creator

Recently Updated Macro: Space creator

Blog page attribution: Created by draft page creator, edited by publisher

Email notifications: Publisher

Confluence notifications: Publisher

This is a complete mess and whilst it gives me a good laugh every time we publish a blog post, it'd be nice for confluence to report consistent information. To me, the correct person to report would be the publisher, rather than the draft page creator or space creator.

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This process confuses my team as well. Thanks for your list and explanation!

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Glad we're not the only ones 👍

@Pip Turner  Thank you for researching this.   I thought I was going nuts.

I would really like this to be fixed.   Seems like something that should be easy to resolve.

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it's crazy! feels like there should be an easy source of truth to point to.

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