Actually, the way I would write the message avoids passive voice and omits needless words. I would write, "Updating result list. Please wait..."
Mike Wickham ----- Original Message ----- But in order to avoid the passive voice, the UI resorts to the first person plural, which is also discouraged in most technical writing style guides. At best, the pronoun is unclear because it does not have a clear antecedent; at worst, it is punning words in the mouth of the company, which can potentially have lkegal consequences (at least in a litigious society like the US). This is one of the occasions where the passive voice is actually appropriate, because it is inconsequential to the user who or what is performing the act. All that really matters to the user is that the process is occurring.