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Added some new entries to the FAQ regarding the mailing lists and rep…

…orting security issues.

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@@ -228,13 +228,14 @@ Short answer: When we're comfortable with Django's APIs, have added all
features that we feel are necessary to earn a "1.0" status, and are ready to
begin maintaining backwards compatibility.
-The merging of Django's `magic-removal branch`_ went a long way toward Django
-1.0.
+The merging of Django's `Queryset Refactor branch`_ went a long way toward Django
+1.0. Merging the `Newforms Admin branch` will be another important step.
Of course, you should note that `quite a few production sites`_ use Django in
its current status. Don't let the lack of a 1.0 turn you off.
-.. _magic-removal branch: http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/RemovingTheMagic
+.. _Queryset Refactor branch: http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/QuerysetRefactorBranch
+.. _Newforms Admin branch: http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/NewformsAdminBranch
.. _quite a few production sites: http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/DjangoPoweredSites
How can I download the Django documentation to read it offline?
@@ -259,7 +260,9 @@ Where can I find Django developers for hire?
Consult our `developers for hire page`_ for a list of Django developers who
would be happy to help you.
-You might also be interested in posting a job to http://www.gypsyjobs.com/ .
+You might also be interested in posting a job to http://djangogigs.com/ .
+If you want to find Django-capable people in your local area, try
+http://djangopeople.net/ .
.. _developers for hire page: http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/DevelopersForHire
@@ -643,6 +646,76 @@ You can also use the Python API. See `creating users`_ for full info.
.. _creating users: ../authentication/#creating-users
+Getting Help
+============
+
+How do I do X? Why doesn't Y work? Where can I go to get help?
+--------------------------------------------------------------
+
+If this FAQ doesn't contain an answer to your question, you might want to
+try the `django-users`_ mailing list. Feel free to ask any question related
+to installing, using, or debugging Django.
+
+If you prefer IRC, the `#django IRC channel`_ on freenode is an active
+community of helpful individuals who may be able to solve your problem.
+
+.. _django-users mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/django-users
+.. _#django IRC channel: irc://irc.freenode.net/django
+
+Why hasn't my message appeared on django-users?
+-----------------------------------------------
+
+Django-users has a lot of subscribers. This is good for the community, as
+there are lot of people that can contribute answers to questions.
+Unfortunately, it also means that django-users is an attractive target for
+spammers.
+
+In order to combat the spam problem, when you join the django-users mailing
+list, we manually moderate the first message you send to the list. This means
+that spammers get caught, but it also means that your first question to the
+list might take a little longer to get answered. We apologize for any
+inconvenience that this policy may cause.
+
+Nobody on django-users answered my question? What should I do?
+--------------------------------------------------------------
+
+Wait. Ask again later. Try making your question more specific, or provide
+a better example of your problem.
+
+Remember, the readers of django-users are all volunteers. If nobody has
+answered your question, it may be because nobody knows the answer, it may
+be because nobody can understand the question, or it may be that everybody
+that can help is extremely busy.
+
+Resist any temptation to mail the `django-developers mailing list`_ in an
+attempt to get an answer to your question. Django-developers is for discussing
+the development of Django itself. Attempts to use django-developers as
+a second-tier support mechanism will not be met with enthusiastic responses.
+
+I think I've found a bug! What should I do?
+-------------------------------------------
+
+Detailed instructions on how to handle a potential bug can be found in our
+`Guide to contributing to Django`_.
+
+.. _contribution guide: ../contributing/#reporting-bugs
+
+I think I've found a security problem! What should I do?
+--------------------------------------------------------
+
+If you think you have found a security problem with Django, please send
+a message to security@djangoproject.com. This is a private list only
+open to long-time, highly trusted Django developers, and its archives
+are not publicly readable.
+
+Due to the sensitive nature of security issues, we ask that if you think you
+have found a security problem, *please* don't send a message to one of the
+public mailing lists. Django has `a policy for handling security issues`_;
+while a defect is outstanding, we would like to minimize any damage that
+could be inflicted through public knowledge of that defect.
+
+.. _policy for handling security issues: ../contributing/#reporting-security-issues
+
Contributing code
=================
@@ -664,6 +737,11 @@ ignored" and "a ticket has not been attended to yet." Django's ticket system
contains hundreds of open tickets, of various degrees of impact on end-user
functionality, and Django's developers have to review and prioritize.
+On top of that - the team working on Django are all volunteers. As a result,
+the amount of time that we have to work on Django is limited, and will vary
+from week to week depending on how much spare time we have. If we are busy, we
+may not be able to spend as much time on Django as we might want.
+
Besides, if your feature request stands no chance of inclusion in Django, we
won't ignore it -- we'll just close the ticket. So if your ticket is still
open, it doesn't mean we're ignoring you; it just means we haven't had time to
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