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To prevent the tagging system from becoming a mess, let's assemble a list of tags that are a bad idea, and what the suggested good alternatives are.

One topic per answer, please.

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is an overloaded term. Instead, use for questions about interacting with the operating system's clipboard or for vi registers.

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    I'd suggest synonymizing clipboard->register, since the name "register" may not be that much recognized. A good tag excerpt would then help people realize which one of them they want. – yo' Feb 4 '15 at 0:19
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, because "help" is the point of the site. I can already see it being used by people "needing help". Better to use if you have a question about Vim's :help.

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Does (or ) refer to the Tab key, tab-indentation, or tabs in de UI?

  • Why would tab indentation need its own tag? indentation should cover the topic. – 200_success Feb 4 '15 at 15:41
  • @200_success It doesn't "need" it, in most cases indentation should be good, but you could ask a question specifically about tab indentation... – Martin Tournoij Feb 4 '15 at 15:43
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    @Carpetsmoker tab-indentation synonymized to indentation? – muru Feb 4 '15 at 17:22
  • @200_success Indenting with tabs vs spaces is a common and distinctive enough subproblem to warrant its own tag, distinct from configuring the amount of identation, defining indentation rules for a new language, automatic indent settings, etc. On the other hand, I don't see tab-key as being relevant: what makes it different from other keys? – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Feb 4 '15 at 18:50
  • @Gilles To me, indentation is just one topic. whitespace could be another topic worthy of a tag, for discussion tabs-vs-spaces, invisible characters, etc. But I don't think that tab-indentation would be a beneficial tag. – 200_success Feb 4 '15 at 18:53
  • @200_success Indeed tab-character would be a better name. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Feb 4 '15 at 18:56
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and are too vague. Instead, use

  • Navigation can also mean navigating the filesystem through vim (unless :cd is the only way to do so?) – muru Feb 4 '15 at 17:23
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    @muru :Explore – Izkata Feb 6 '15 at 4:52

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