I know that the ideal state would be to use positive connotation for checkbox labels as in
[✔️] do this
[✔️] don't do this
The system I am working on has many checkboxes in many different areas. Some of them with the ideal (positive) caption, most of them unfortunately with the not so ideal (negative) caption.
This has the following reason: In the past large sets of data were affected and all checkboxes which were implemented later either deactivated or at limited that data set. For example:
All images and their entire meta data are indexed. [✔️] Don't index gps data [✔️] Don't index caption date
Every time I bump in to a checkbox with negative caption a little kitten dies... It would be possible to negate all checkboxes and their states within the entire system. But I'm positive that
a) this would confuse existing power users and b) this would be technically quite time consuming
Shall we continue with this "system"? Shall we implement every checkbox with positive caption from now on? Should we negate all existing checkmark captions and states?
I'm not sure.