I’m calling this out as a question as well as a potential feature update:
Currently OJS 3.2: I have noticed that the activity log does not consistently represent all activity.
EX: It will show when a copyeditor has been assigned and it will log in both the activity log and in the discussion area that email and the file moved forward. Same for assigning a Layout editor/designer. However, if a new discussion is begun during that stage of the process for questions or files to go back and forth, these emails are only logged in the discussion area while a “file uploaded” is logged in the activity log (but not the corresponding email for context).
Question: Is this the current function of the system or are we experiencing a bug?
If this is the current function, I would suggest that the following emails that are generated in the discussion areas are also represented in the activity log as that seems to be the logical go-to area to get a general overview of what happened last with the file within the context of its progress.
Pasting screenshots as examples:
This is a discussion that was generated at the end of March with a status question on a revision:
This is not represented here in the activity log. The last communication appears to be end of January:
Similarly, these screenshots show an email was generated when a copyeditor was assigned, which shows up in both discussion and activity log; however the follow-up discussion emails are not registered in the activity log:
only a notification that a file was uploaded on a particular date:
Thanks for any insight!