Double-Negatives in Dialogs, Basecamp Example

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.

dont-show-this-message

This dialog isn’t as bad as other examples that I’ve found in the past.  But 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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