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Message 69717 - Posted: 16 Apr 2020, 3:09:51 UTC

Please forgive a newbee question.
Why does MW@H list all work units waiting for a second result as "Validation Inconclusive" instead of listing them as "Validation Pending"?
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Message 69719 - Posted: 16 Apr 2020, 6:26:52 UTC

Don't know. Good question. Might have something to do with the project using adaptive replication. A known good host that returns a result is often just passed straight to valid without any further replication or wingman result.

Maybe they decided the categories of Pending and Inconclusive are basically the same and Pending is redundant. Up to the architects of the project to make that decision I guess.
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Message 69869 - Posted: 29 May 2020, 5:41:14 UTC

Maybe the writer also dabbles in real estate? "A pending sale status means the seller has accepted an offer from a hopeful buyer, but the deal hasn't closed yet. (This is different from a contingent sale.) A property is placed in pending status the minute a contract is executed."

At dictionary.com website lists pending as either a preposition or an adjective. The "preposition
while awaiting; until: pending his return.
in the period before the decision or conclusion of; during: pending the negotiations.
adjective
remaining undecided; awaiting decision or settlement; unfinished: pending business; pending questions; pending litigation.
about to take place; impending."

Or perhaps the writer dabble in the law and sees pending as "pending litigation"?

Inconclusive is only defined as an adjective....so less confusion perhaps in its use?
"adjective
not conclusive; not resolving fully all doubts or questions: inconclusive evidence.
without final results or outcome: inconclusive experiments."

That said... many movies of late, especially sci-fi, use the word "inconclusive" to mean "not resolving fully all doubts or questions" and people seem to linger over the word "doubts" instead of using the first basic definition of "not conclusive" and conclusive being related to conclusion of the double-check of the WU.

However, "Double-Checking" or "Being Peer Reviewed" could be better than "Validation Inconclusive" or "Validation Pending"?
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Message 69883 - Posted: 2 Jun 2020, 15:24:23 UTC - in response to Message 69869.  

... "Being Peer Reviewed" could be better than "Validation Inconclusive" or "Validation Pending"?

That suggests review by the House of Lords, which is a bit over the top for this project.
"Pending" makes more sense, because it is in process but not completed. "Inconclusive" could imply that it will never be completed.
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