Cam, the article above is so filled with "do we include ___?" questions that Vik's confusion is perfectly understandable.
The simply fact that NSMB doesn't already have protocol in place for situations like this says a lot about your testing process. Establish some base rules, stick to them, be consistent, and provide clarity for readers along the way.
I do get a kick out of how many articles and comments editors at NSMB seem to write about how their tests are better, blah blah blah. If that's the case, why do you have to keep justifying it? Maybe they aren't? Food for thought.