Currently, it seems to be used (very intermittently) for questions involving code which could be placed in a vimrc file, for questions for which the answer involves putting some code in your vimrc file, and for questions where the asker couldn't think of/be bothered to use more appropriate tags: https://vi.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/vimrc

i.e. it has no meaning. This doesn't seem all that useful to me.

I'd be happy to help clean up its use, if I had a good idea of what the community thinks it should be used for.

Improved tag info for that tag would probably help, too.

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    In Dutch we have a saying: "mopping the floor with the tap running". That perfectly describes my experience trying to clean up the vimrc tag. – Martin Tournoij Nov 29 '17 at 3:00
  • Hah! Great saying. Bearing that in mind, I don't think the vimrc tag serves any real purpose. Seems like a candidate for blacklisting? – Rich Jan 9 '18 at 12:46
  • There are cases where it's applicable, such as questions about vimrc loading order and whatnot, but those are just a handful. We could perhaps tag those with config and then nuke vimrc. Unfortunately mods can't nuke tags either :-( – Martin Tournoij Jan 9 '18 at 18:11
  • @Carpetsmoker That would be my preferred option, but I wasn't aware it required a developer to blacklist tags. And from reading their description of the criteria required for the less-impactful action of burnination it seems like they might not consider it harmful enough to do so, even if everyone generally agreed the tag were pointless. Ah well. – Rich Jan 22 '18 at 11:08

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