Mark gets credit for the pinkpoint, anyway. Heck, this is just a game and everyone seems to play by different rules. I would have considered it a great acomplishment, and leave it to others to decide if I got the route clean, etc. If you're not climbing at the level where you fail sometimes, then you're not challenging yourself. Nothing to be ashamed of.
In the "Portrait of the American Climber" trailer, they say Jim Erickson slipped one time on his attempt to free the RNWF of half dome, and considered it a failure. I guess it was, then. It's up to him what he was trying to do.