Yes if you go back to my original post the question and answer with the code reference was what it meant when the nail plate was referred to as "marked".The OP is not asking about bored holes in furring. Rob introduced 300.4(A)(1) to talk about nail plates. For the OP scenario, his inspector saw a 300.4(D) situation. 300.4(A)(1) does not apply.
So the "wording" is in 300.4(D).