Yes, you are labouring the point. I wouldn't have thought that Oliver (i think that's his name) could care less whether his record warrants inclusion and i'm not sure why you feel the need to point it out to him or anyone else reading this thread. He's happy that he saw a Wood Warbler, i wouldn't have thought most people care either way, give the guy a break.
Tend to agree. Oliver is a keen young birder and should be encouraged and not put down. It also does not matter much, whether Oliver's bird was a Wood Warbler or something else.
The recent Greater Yellowlegs (Greenshank) in Northants showed how mistakes can be made by large numbers of experienced observers.
When birders make mistakes (we all do) lets learn from them rather than use forums like this to mock those at fault.
That said, with so many bird based blogs describing the rare birds they have seen, then there does need to be a little caution before claiming rare or scarce birds.
I recall a North East birder who finds significantly more scarce birds in his area than anybody else. News is always released. The birds claimed are rarely, if ever seen again.
The message is, if you are not certain on ID get a few others to check stuff out before releasing news to the birding community.
Oliver. Hope you get well from your accident. Get out this autumn and find a rarity. Thereafter local birders will always say hello and refer to you by your first name. Keep reading that Collins Guide.