I'm considering creating & using a word in presentation: "feedbackable".

This is in a software engineering context. One way for a code change to be highly feedbackable, is, for example, if it will be used by a lot of people, and so if there's feedback from users (or technology, e.g. overloaded server), it is more likely to be given. No feedback for a highly feedbackable change, i.e. no complaints, would also be deemed a form of feedback. Specifically, no complaints for a highly feedbackable change would give high confidence that the change didn't make things worse.

A code change that is less feedbackable could, for example, only be run by few people, or in some limited context.

An example sentence:

You should make small changes, but make them as feedbackable as possible, in order to reduce risk.

Is this clear? Is there a better word or way of saying this?

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  • The amount of feedback in a given situation depends on multiple factors, not just how often a product is used. It can be difficult to register complaints, for instance. D-I-Y 'words' don't automatically address just one possible factor. – Edwin Ashworth Dec 10 '17 at 10:29
  • @EdwinAshworth Agreed. Have tweaked the question – Michal Charemza Dec 10 '17 at 10:34
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    I think "feedbackable" sounds horrible! I would use visible. "You should make small changes, but make them as visible as possible so any potential issues surface as early as possible." – JonLarby Dec 11 '17 at 11:02
  • “Visible” is right for some changes, but no all? Say, refactoring some part of code in the database layer. Is such a change “visible”? – Michal Charemza Dec 11 '17 at 11:04
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    Please, on behalf of developers or computer users everywhere, don't attempt to create the work feedbackable. – jimm101 Dec 11 '17 at 12:45

If the code has gone through this process, it is well vetted:

to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity

If it's simply only available to the process of vetting, then it is vettable.

Capable of being vetted.

This covers your exact case. The code is vettable (or highly vettable, etc.), and may therefore be vetted.

  • "vettable" sounds very good. I wonder though if there is a small connotation that "vetting" happens before something is used/available/make public? I would like a word that doesn't have that. – Michal Charemza Dec 11 '17 at 12:53

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