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I answered a vim question on SO that is not here, should I make a self-answer here?

I am trying to advocate vi.SE by going out on SO, answering Vim questions and then directing people towards us here on vi.SE. Yet, I encountered a situation in which a question on SO has no ...
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What do you think about “tricks” questions? [duplicate]

I just recently asked Jumping to *just before* the nth occurence? and found a great command I had been unaware of. Well, now I'm thinking about a follow-up: What are your quick tricks for jumping ...
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Should we encourage asking questions that are already on another SE site? [duplicate]

Before vi.SE entered private beta, many of us found answers to legitimate vi/vim questions in other sites, such as SO, tex.SE, etc. Should we encourage vi.SE users to scavenge other SE sites for ...
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Ask and answering your own question

I have a whole bunch of questions that I asked when I first started using vim. So I have an answer for them now. So I can keep asking and answering my own questions like: How do I use vim as a diff ...
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Do we want to allow questions that are effectively “lists of things”?

Do we want to allow questions that are effectively "lists of things"? There have been a number of these questions, for example: Resources for scripting vim with python [on hold] What is an effective ...
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Should screenshots be encouraged?

Should the use of images in questions and answers be encouraged? I think there are definitely times when it's hard to explain the problem without an image, but at other times it's reasonable to ask a ...
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Is it ok to ask a generic question like “what commands are useful”?

Here is a question that would seem to have a lot of opinions for answers. Are questions like this ok? It's asking about what commands is ex mode are actually useful. Does Ex mode have any practical ...
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It is ok to ask questions involving tmux, terminal, or iTerm 2?

Tmux is often used in conjunction with vim, and sometimes I don't even know if the problem I'm experiencing is with vim, tmux, or my terminal. So, is it ok to ask questions about tmux, or the ...