The problem is that the term "visual mode" is overloaded: there's visual mode and there's the
:visual command to return from Ex mode to Normal mode.
How shall we resolve this mess?
Use visual-mode for consistency with normal-mode, insert-mode, etc. It'd be weird to have one of the modes named different, and just having a command (that likely won't get questions anyway) with the same name doesn't seem like reason enough. (And, btw, there are
:insert commands, too).
Retag the ones that are visual-select. Do not use that tag (after it has no questions for a little bit, the system will delete it).
There is also a Select Mode, see vim's
:help select-mode. That mode is different than visual mode, I suggest it be tagged select-mode. Again, to keep all mode tags consistent.
I think we should in general strongly favor the names used by Vim itself, and only use our own name when there is a compelling reason (e.g., confusion with other vi-like editors, technical limitations of Stack Exchange software, just plain too long, …)
The current four questions tagged visual-mode and three questions tagged visual-select are actually all on the same topic. Therefore, we should combine them into one tag. Since "visual mode" has a slight possibility of misinterpretation, let's go with visual-select and abolish the visual-mode tag.