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Any syntax highlighting for VimL now that highlight.js is the new standard for SO/SE?

I noticed that there isn't (as far as I'm aware) any syntax highlighting for VimL as of now. Now that Google prettify is replaced with highlight.js, wouldn't it be possible to have one now?
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Discussion on migration of Vim questions from S.O

For visibility, I posted this question on Meta Stack Overflow, proposing possibly migrating or encouraging users to ask questions about Vim here rather than there. Please post answers if you have ...
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What is the status / progress of exiting public beta?

What is the status of this Vi and Vim site exiting public beta? I searched the meta questions for beta and the last discussion I found is from 2015: How do we exit public beta (i.e., what are the ...
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Which questions led to the creation of a new plugin?

On occasion a question will inspire members to not just give answer to the question, but to go a step further and develop it in to a full-featured plugin. Let's list all vi.SE inspired plugins here! ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Vi and Vim's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election (April 2020)

Summary: Vi and Vim Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 20 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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March 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

UPDATE: The election has now been scheduled. This community last had moderators appointed in September 2018, so it's been a while... In addition to that, you may have noticed that two of our mods - ...
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Suggestion: upvote useful questions

I've seen many useful questions, where someone took the time to write an excellent answer - but did obviously not give it an upvote. On several sites I take part there exists the understanding that ...
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:wq! - Resigning as moderator

I just wanted to post this announcement real quick in case people were wondering. As you may have noticed, my name no longer has a diamond next to it. There are a variety of reasons why I'm stepping ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Edits “How to” => “How can I”

I recently came across several suggested edits by the same user (I won't link here, but they should be easy to find if you have access to the review queues). Each one amounted to changing "How to...?"...
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Resource for execute problems?

I’ve seen a couple of QAs lately where the OP’s main issue is a missing execute (they need string interpolation/function return values in commands). I’ve voted to close one as a dupe of the other, ...
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Airline tag name

plugin-airline has few (3) questions, while plugin-vim-airline has many (45). Before I go about suggesting synonyms or whatever (on Meta, since I cannot do so myself), I wanted to clarify what the ...
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:wq, or, giving up mod status

I sent an email to the Stack Exchange team asking to resign my mod status. I've been active for almost five years, since the start of the private beta in February 2015. I feel that I've learned all ...
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What to do with a suggested edit that should be an answer?

I've just been presented with an edit review that adds a completely new method of solving the problem to an answer (which already provides several different methods.) It seems to me that I need to ...
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Map [keymap] to [key-bindings]

I recently hit 4000 rep 🎉 and decided to go tag-wiki hunting. On the rep page, there's a link to this 2011 blog post on tags which suggests really cleaning up at least the first two pages. Ok, says I,...
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Vimscript code review: specific case

Today I stumbled on How to show git branch in statusline?. The question's title is a bit misleading—it actually wants a review of current code. Seeing that it was a code review, I was unsure how to ...
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Should questions be deleted/closed when the issue was only a typo?

I answered recently the question 'Adjusting pdflatex settings'. The OP had misspelled a variable of the plugin vim-latex which therefore did not change the behavior of the plugin. At first I wanted ...
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The banishment felt around the world

...our little Vi and Vim SE world, that is. :P If you're reading this there's a good chance that you know what I'm talking about. Last month a user was banned from our little slice of heaven and with ...
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Should questions about how to use vi mode in bash be on-topic?

Should questions about how to use vi mode in bash (or readline in general) be on-topic?
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Is nvi (BSD variant of vi) on topic?

I recently asked a question about how to use the contents of a register in an ex command in nvi here and a discussion ensued about whether nvi is on topic. Prior to asking the question, I assumed that ...
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Are questions without any answers encouraged to disappear here?

There is an awkward movement happening in this SE (and only this SE in my experience) right now. Some of my questions have been getting a single downvote and all of these questions have things in ...
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Is [navigation] just [cursor-movement]?

The cursor-movement tag has 194 questions. The navigation tag has 37 questions, and no tag wiki. Should navigation be made a synonym of cursor-movement? Or should it mean something distinct (...
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Are questions regarding kakoune text editor allowed here? [duplicate]

I am currently trying to get into kakoune. Even though it is built with influence from vim, but it is not vi descendant in any way or form. Are questions regarding kakoune allowed here?
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A suggestion to broaden the site's scope to things using VI-keybinding

I read here that the community decided over three years ago on restricting the subject-mater material. There were no dissenting views. Moreover, the Area51 discussions also lack any dissenting views ...
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Deleted Question about functions and ranges

This morning I (and @Ralf) answered a question about functions being called for every line in a range vs. once for the whole range. It seems to have disappeared: I assume this means it was deleted, ...
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Does vi.stackexchange want “tech support” questions from ALE?

Updates: The link has been corrected to "Stack Exchange" with the proper syntax (4 Dec.) The issue on GitHub was closed by w0rp, stating that no discussion was had (4 Dec.) Related: How much should ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Should [operator-map] be a synonym for [map-operator]

A quick search for the two tags (map-operator and operator-map) shows little difference between the two. map-operator has a nice wiki, which operator-map lacks. I'm not sure what other information ...
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Are there any FAQs for the main site containing links to useful Vim resources?

I didn't want to ask a question but to look for a FAQ thread. However, for some reasons I can't search the Meta site (maybe because it's Beta?). Ok, it looks like the search widget has just changed ...
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How do we share general Vim experience? Or can we?

I recently mod-closed https://vi.stackexchange.com/q/3620/205, since questions of this type (unending low-quality answers, very subjectve, etc.), are frowned upon on Stack Exchange. There has, ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Vi and Vim's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Vi and Vim will begin the nomination stage for a special election on September 10, 2018. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack Exchange. The timeline goes ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Why is the tag text-object linked to the tag cursor-motion?

I am convinced that a separate tag text-objects or text-object-select is useful. Text objects can only be used in visual-mode or after an operator (:h text-objects). A possible misunderstanding can ...
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Where to discuss arguments for or against closing a question?

I noticed that this particular question is being down voted and received some close votes: Why is Vim pasting after the cursor? Where is the correct place to discuss or disagree with such close votes? ...
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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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Another review request for the [count] tag

The count tag was discussed a couple of years ago, but I think we need to take another look at it. At the time, it seems to have been decided (based on the three existing questions) that the tag ...
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Proposal to update the “What topics can I ask about here?” section of help center

The "What topics can I ask about here?" section in the help center has not been modified since the birth of our site back in February 2015. Now that the site has grown and gained in traffic, I feel ...
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Are you [mods] seriously think that neovim is `off-topic` for vi/vim stackexchange?

I'm asking this question because this question Neovim takes so long to source ruby.vim have been put on hold.
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What is the [vimrc] tag for?

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 ...
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Version numbers

I find, that quite often OPs have to be asked for OS OS version terminal terminal version vi/vi clone used version even more so, if sshing into another host is involved. Would it be possible to ask ...
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Should an answer adding concrete use case be deleted, to make `answers should only be used for answers` intact?

In this answer How to test if a string is a vim command? After there is a comment asking motivation of the question. I added an answer to specify that point, with concrete code, key mapping, ...
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Can't see reason for comments removal

When I initially wrote this question, I mistakenly wrote "ex mode" instead of "command-line mode". Some of the comments clarified my mistake, and suggested a solution. There was also some uncommon ...
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How much should we indulge questions about plugins?

Lots of very useful vim functionality is available these days through plugins, supported by plugin managers such as Pathogen. I would guess that most experienced vim users use plugins - I certainly do....
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Are answers offering plugins that address the question “link-only” answers?

There are quite a few questions one could ask about vim that can be legitimately answered with "yes, here's a link to a plugin that does exactly that." For example: How can I comment code with a ...
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Why are we scaring people off from the site?

Let me start that I really, really want this community to succeed, and I wish I had more time to try to make it happen. I will try hard to not make this question look like a rant. This is very ...
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What do we do with questions that are already answered somewhere else on SE?

The title kind of says it all. I'm asking, because this Performing certain operations without clearing register question seems to be sufficiently answered https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54255/in-...
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Would reposting this vim question from SO be acceptable? [duplicate]

When searching for the same solution I ran across this question on SO. It didn't do so well there, but I'd like an answer to the same question. Would it be acceptable to post the same question here ...