[Mailman-Developers] Trivial mm wording nit

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Thu Sep 25 14:14:49 EDT 2003

    >> I know this is anal, but it bugs me every time Mailman discards a
    >> message then sends me a note with this text:
    >> The attached message has been automatically discarded.
    >> It should be
    >> The attached message was automatically discarded.

    Dan> I don't agree.  Why is the latter more correct?

"was" connotes that an action happened in the past and is over and done
with.  "has been" connotes that the action was started, but might not have


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