We have a similar need for jcr:created, for analytics purposes. It
doesn't seem to matter if we have versioning on or off, the jcr:created
date continues to represent the date it was last replicated. Is there
any way to get the actual, unchanging, date that the node was created on
the author (or pub) instance in the first place? Do we need to create a
custom prop on author and persist it?