Double-Negatives in Dialogs, Basecamp Example

by Editweapon on September 9, 2013

I’ve written before about how double-negatives are my kryponite.

When a checkbox is checked, it should signal a positive, not a negative.

This latest example comes from Basecamp, the very popular project management tool from 37 Signals.


This dialog isn’t as bad as other examples that I’ve found in the past. ┬áBut it wouldn’t hurt anyone to change this to: “Allow this message to be seen by the client (Jennifer Fiddlerova)” and uncheck it by default.

All the little things add up.

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