[Foundation-l] Accuracy required

Virgilio A. P. Machado vam at fct.unl.pt
Wed Dec 8 22:28:14 UTC 2010

Still practicing, after all these years.

 From the information provided to this list, it is reasonable to 
assume that other wikipedians, besides this one, have been dealt with 
by other arbcomcs, besides the pt.wiki arbcom, by their real names, 
like Virgilio A. P. Machado, NOT their user names, like Vapmachado.

This page lists existing arbcoms: 

For reasons of the utmost importance, not only to this user but to 
the communities at large, the assistance of the members of this list 
is asked in helping identifying as many of those cases as possible.

This request for assistance is made, due to the dauting task of 
searching each and everyone of the arbcoms archives to find those 
examples. If readers provide information from the arbcoms with which 
they are most familiar, this could be a fine example of cooperative 
work. Given the assumption above, it is expected that the list member 
who classified the original sentence as "extremely inaccurate" would 
have no difficulty whatsoever in providing at least another example. 
The cooperation of the other readers would also help to justify the 
use of "extremely inaccurate." The mere occurrence of another case 
hardly justifies classifying an accuracy of 50 % as "extremely inaccurate."

Please remember to provide a link to each case you may identify and 
would be so kind as to contribute to the gathering of that 
information. My own case can be found here:



Thank you so very much for your cooperation and understanding.


Virgilio A. P. Machado (Vapmachado)
The one that can be fooled by some people all of the time, by all the 
people some of the time, but not all of the people, all of the time.

At 21:34 07-12-2010, you wrote:
>When a person says "by an arbcom" it implies by one of several arbcoms that
>exist. The word "an" (um/uma) suggests one of several/many.
>Perhaps more accurately "by the Portuguese Wikipedia Arbcom"?
>The term "for what it's worth" (or "as an aside") in English implies
>information provided that may or may not be useful to the reader but is
>given because it is possibly helpful.
>On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Virgilio A. P. Machado <vam at fct.unl.pt>wrote:
> > Let's see if perfect practice makes perfect.
> >
> > The quoted tag line, "The only Wikipedian that has been dealt with by
> > an arbcom by his real name, NOT his user name!" has been questioned
> > has "extremely inaccurate."
> >
> > It was used right below a name and user name: "Virgilio A. P. Machado
> > (Vapamachado)"
> >
> > Since the arbcom wiki was omitted, it was assumed that it would be
> > understood that it referred to the user's "home wiki."
> >
> > What exactly is "extremely inaccurate" in the quoted text?
> >
> > If no clear explanation is provided by the author of that
> > qualification, he or she should be kind enough to withdraw the
> > comment and apologize.
> >
> > "for what it's worth" is an expression conveying bonhomie, helpful,
> > friendly, or is it a put down, sneer, scornful, snooty comment, more
> > akin to what is usually called here a "personal attack"?
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Virgilio A. P. Machado
> > The one with only this tag line
> >
> >
> > At 18:10 07-12-2010, you wrote:
> > >On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 5:48 PM, Virgilio A. P. Machado <vam at fct.unl.pt
> > >wrote:
> > >
> > > > The only Wikipedian that has been dealt with by an arbcom by his real
> > > > name, NOT his user name!
> > > >
> > >
> > >This tag line is extremely inaccurate, for what it's worth.
> > >
> > >FT2.

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