The Wormhole wrote:
But didn't he say that because Archer's bio included info about Shran that was contradicted by TATV? Not that Trek fandom ever had a problem disregarding TATV...
No, the Shran issue hadn't even come up at that point in our correspondence.
In any case, the Shran we saw in TATV was a holographic history lesson/game and may not have been actuality. Even the novels were permitted to ignore it. And give Shran a different full name.
And there's nothing in the Archer bio that precludes Shran spending time as a jewel thief.