Now that's interesting ... I'd assumed that the dates displayed on the item page were the dates it was first seen and last verified.
From the Farwater Plate Bracer page:
Updated 2004-01-10 13:47:28
Verified 2004-01-11 10:38:13
And yet, the item history shows it going back as early as January 1, 2003. It appears that Lucy makes a brand new entry after certain changes -- presumably a patch that updated the item. If you upload an existing item after a patch, it's treated as a brand new item for the purpose of crediting the uploader. The previous two versions of that bracer were credited to Kerasota and rethcaw, respectively.
On the other hand, this suggests the bracer should be showing up as an updated item, since there are in fact recorded changes since the last update of the item. Yet it's not on the updated items page either: http://lucy.allakhazam.com/newitems.html?type=updated
In addition, I believe (though I'm not 100% positive) that the bracer wasn't in the Lucy listings at all before I made it. I'm not positive about this, though.
I know there are a couple of items in the Lucy database that are simply not there at all. I'll try making them later on, see if they get uploaded and appear on either page.
I'd appreciate any clarification on that bracer, though. It should be showing up on either the new or updated pages; otherwise, my name wouldn't be on there.