Someone who looks for a Stack Exchange website about Vim may type vim.stackexchange.com directly into the URL bar of their browser. This will get an unhelpful page saying that no such Stack Exchange site exists. Since Vi and Vim Stack Exchange does exist, I propose that the former redirect to the latter.

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    But you get to see a picture of a cute panda bear! Mar 16, 2015 at 18:12
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    I've actually thought that vim should be the main (maybe only) subdomain for the site. Correct me if I'm wrong, but these days isn't it practically impossible to use the original vi? Even when you enter vi on your system, it's usually an alias to vim set to behave differently.
    – tommcdo
    Mar 24, 2015 at 21:31
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    @tommcdo Arch Linux ships with the 'original vi' by default. All the BSD systems ship with nvi by default. I believe most 'enterprise UNIX' systems such as Solaris, HP-UX, IRIX, etc. also ship with their own vi flavours. In addition, there are a number of other vi-clones one could use, such as elvis, vile, etc.... It's true that Vim is by far the most popular vi clone around, but willthis still be the case in 5 or 10 years? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Especially on the desktop, s/prog1/prog2/ can happen quite fast... Mar 25, 2015 at 15:34
  • @Carpetsmoker, fair point, I'll take it.
    – tommcdo
    Mar 25, 2015 at 16:39

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Not sure when this was added, but http://vim.stackexchange.com currently redirects to http://vi.stackexchange.com :-)

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