(This is an post I wrote back in November but didn’t publish…. Until now. Have fun!)
Mitigated speech gets a lot of use by people trying not to offend. All too often, people who have been hurt because of mitigated speech question what isn’t being told as though the omission or gaps are intentionally deceptive.
What are or are not supported browsers came up again. The trick here is the mitigated speech used with the levels of support. I assume the intent is clarity.
- Certified – supported with complete testing done.
- Compatible – supported with some testing done.
- Provisional – supported with some testing done before official release.
Certified is taken as supported by all parties. Compatible and Provisional are interpreted as not supported because the complete testing has yet to be done. I think Blackboard’s intent was to mark them as supported but qualify how customers might encounter issues due to not fully testing. This means Blackboard is interested in learning about the problems encountered in order to address them.
At least that is my interpolation. Mmmmmm the Kool-Aid is good.