plugins currently has this excerpt:
Vim's plugin system. DO NOT use this for questions that may require a plugin. For plugin-specific questions, use the appropriate plugin-* tag for those.
However, most people use this tag for questions that are either about a specific plugin ("How do I get foo to work with plugin bar?") or for questions where they assume the answer involves a plugin ("How do I do foo?").
I would propose:
Remove plugins and perhaps even disallow it like vim. Is there a reason to have this tag? I don't see anyone being an expert on "plugins" in general (aside from plugin development, which we got covered with plugin-system), and in almost all cases the question aren't even about plugins as such, but about something else:
- It's about a specific plugin, and should be tagged with this specific plugin (eg. plugin-surround).
- It's about accomplishing a specific task or solving a problem. These questions are better off being tagged about the problem (eg. cursor-movement, spell-checking, etc.). More often than not, a plugin isn't even required.
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