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Do we want to add a Twitter account?

Stack Exchange offers some amount of Twitter integration (for example see @StackWorkplace). Do we want to add this to the Vi site? Update: It's been added.
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Why is this called “Vi and Vim”?

Is there any data on how many users are using Vi vs Vim? I'm under the impression that it's mostly Vim (you may prove me wrong though). If this should be the go to destination for Vim users then IMHO ...
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Tag proposal: text processing

I've noticed that we have a lot of questions like this: I have this text: sometext1 How can I use vim to turn it into: sometext2 I'm not really sure how to tag most of these. Frequently, they ...
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Is it taboo to encourage or edit answers to be command by command?

I'm not sure how many of you get this, but I use a different keyboard layout (Colemak), and a different vim layout in general, so sometimes when I am reading solutions, I get down right confused ...
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What can we do to attract more questions to the site?

Right now, my assessment is that this community is very healthy, and doing very well in most stats. For example, my anecdotal experience is that we have a lot of very knowledgeable vim users who are ...
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What is the point of narrowing the scope of vi and vim to not include the vi modes of the various shells?

These arguments here: Should questions about how to use vi mode in bash be on-topic? speak about the idea that if we get questions regarding vi-modes, it is a slippery slope, and we will end up ...
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What should this question be tagged with?

I recently saw this question: Good Ways to Get Over that Vim Learning Curve?, and I saw that it was tagged with vim-windows and macvim. Both of these tags are completely wrong for the question, and I ...
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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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Mark questions that led to creating a new plugin

At the TeX SO it's usual to mark questions that led to new packages with a little box, like this: This question led to a new package: packagename > **This question led to a new package:** &...
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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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Vim like modal editing in answers and comments

As a Vim user I would like to do all of my typing in Vim or a Vim like environment. This being the Vim stack exchange, is it possible to make all the text input fields on this site Vim-like? I don't ...
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Is using a chat an appropriate way to troubleshoot a problem with someone from the main site?

This question comes up because I was trying to think of solutions to a rather specific question, and had several questions for the OP. The comments were getting a bit crowded so I thought that I would ...
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Seeing a bad tag, shall I retag or ask for a synonym?

I just saw the regexp tag in this question. When I clicked on it I expected to be redirected to the regular-expression tag but it was not the case. I could just edit the question and add the correct ...
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If there are two different ways to solve the OP's problem, should I post two answers?

Let's say the OP asks a question, and I see that it can be solved 2 different ways. (For example, a search and replace, or a macro) Should I post two separate answers or one answer describing both ...
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`software-recommendation` tag

I feel like we need something like a software-recommendation tag. Sometimes you don't want to do program something yourself, or you want to do something so mundane, that you believe that someone else ...
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Can a Fakevim tag be added?

Fakevim exists in QtCreator, and I have a few questions specifically pertinent to it. There is no tag for it yet though, and I have not enough reputation to create it.
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Should we do something about the [untagged] tag?

I just noticed that the tag untagged as been created some days ago. At the time I write this question is it used for two questions: How can I inspire others to use vi/Vim? How much money has been ...
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Should the answer be downvoted in case if it might rise to issues though it is a correct answer for this question and solves it

An answer for a question solves what the user wanted, in particular. However, in rare cases, user might get a problem. The answer might have a side effect, that too rarely. The answer might have left ...
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Can I answer a question after it has got an accepted answer or a better answer?

I would like to know whether I can answer a question under these circumstances: The question has an accepted answer. But my answer isn't as good as it is. It is a different approach and can be used ...
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Could we get a logo for our stack exchange?

It's nothing too important but I think it'd be nice if we had some logo/picture to identify with. I wouldn't really consider myself an artist but I'd be willing to put up a few designs if people were ...
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Prettify for Vimscript - suggestions?

Syntax highlighting has recently been enabled for our site (thanks!). However, Google Prettify doesn't support Vimscript out of the box. What can we do to remedy this? If we can give SE a good ...
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How does this site feel about code review questions?

For those who are unfamiliar with it, the Code Review Stack Exchange site deals with reviewing working code for feedback on Best practices and design pattern usage Security issues ...
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Is something (or someone) automatically upvoting every new post?

These last few days (let's say maybe a week or two) I feel like every single new post (questions and answers) gets an upvote almost automatically only a few minutes after they are posted and no matter ...
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Should short answers be posted as comments?

There was already an excellent case against answers in comments made over in the Unix & Linux stack exchange meta. (Well worth reading!) I want to discuss this here on the vi and Vim meta, ...
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Is SE Vi and Vim allowing “Thanks”?

I am certainly not wishing to kick up a fuss, I am merely trying to clear up a somewhat unclear point, so that I don't end up annoying anyone. I have been under the impression, that while a valid (...
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Why was “Why does the vim-jedi popup have weird line wrapping” closed?

This question was closed earlier today: Why does the vim-jedi popup have weird line wrapping? The given reason was: This question was caused by a problem that can no longer be reproduced or a ...
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How to create a Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable example?

I have been asked to provide a "Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable example" (MCVE) in my question. What is this, and why should I include it?
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What is a good way to record a Vim gif to include in a Stackexchange post? [duplicate]

It is always nice to have a short demo screencast/gif in a Stackexchange post. What is a good way to record those?
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Could we hold a tip of the week event (in meta) [duplicate]

On another discussion I recently suggested that we could try having a recurring tip-of-the-week event here in meta, similar to what Photo.SE does (they hold a contest). It could even help build ...
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Happy birthday, Vi and Vim!

So, it's been a year since we entered private beta. From Area 51: 4.4 questions per day 91% answered 1.7 answer ratio 1,251 visits/day For a few months now, we have held steady on these stats (...
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Running Vim on Windows: is there a best way?

Can I even ask about how to "best" install Vim on windows? I generally a have a unix problem there... and it affects vim in that gVim mostly works, but then some odd things aren't working (like tab ...
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Should we allow questions on ctags / cscope

Ctags / Cscope are very popular frameworks that are utilized in VIM. Should we allow questions regarding ctags/cscope ?
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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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Do we have a tag for user defined commands questions?

Currently, tags containing the word command on our site are the following: command-line for questions about ex mode commands (accessed with :). external-command for questions about calling shell ...
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How to deal with opinion based questions?

I am not sure how I should deal with some questions I have that may be considered opinion-based. Example I recently read this reddit article about the shortcortcomings of netrw (bad code base ...
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What's on-topic here?

I just noticed that this question was closed for being off-topic: How to set my terminal to use solarized palette? I can't imagine using Vim without a different colourscheme, and a slightly ...
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Is there a good timing to mark an answer as accepted?

My question comes from different observations: This site is still in beta, and the stats on area51 shows that one point which needs to be improved on this site is the answer ratio: At the time of the ...
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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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Should I delete my question?

Related: What do we do with questions that are already answered somewhere else on SE. I recently asked this question. Before asking, I tried googling and searching in vi.SE but failed to find ...
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Is asking for recommendations about plugins on topic? [duplicate]

Can a question such as below be on topic ? If it is off topic, why is it off topic ? And how should I improve it to make it on topic ? I'm curious about finding plugins used by developers who write ...
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Custom off-topic close reasons

We can set up to 3 custom close reasons. Do we want any custom close reasons? From What do site moderators need to do to support the new custom question close reasons?: This can be tricky; your goal ...
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What do we do about users that steal others' ideas/answers/material?

I recently asked a question on vi.se (I'm not going to narrow things down any more as I don't want to make this directly personal). I had a good dialogue in the comments with user B, narrowing down a ...
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Should we post our new Vim problems as questions here even if answers appear on other sites?

There's tons of stuff I don't know about Vim despite using it on three OSes since 1993 or 94, so I keep running into new problems which are surely old problems "out there". Should I post my new ...
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Please welcome your new Moderators!

Throughout the beta, we need members from this site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each ...
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The plugins tag

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,...
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Etiquette: Review request for a tag that I think should be removed

I have a queued review request for the count tag. At the time of writing, this tag has 3 questions -- one with an accepted answer, one that's marked as a duplicate of the former, and one for which the ...
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What's difference between ex and ex-mode tags?

There are two tags ex and ex-mode. However I'm not quite sure what's the difference? Is ex indicates the command-line (ex tool), and ex-mode means working in Ex mode (vim -E)? Isn't it the same? If ...
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<KBD> combo normalization

Should we enforce, by edit when we see it, a normalized <kbd>-combo norm? Examples of how it is used are: Altv Alt+v Alt+v Alt + v Alt + V … Of those I favor number five, four being second. ...
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Is there a simpler way to link to the help?

Many answers (and some questions) include information from vim's builtin documentation. I often find myself on google looking for an HTML version of the vim help, so I can link to it in my answers. ...
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What is on topic here that cannot be asked on SO?

What is on-topic on Vi and Vim Stack Exchange that isn't on Stack Overflow? I don't get it: what's the point of this site? What could I ask here that I cannot ask on Stack Overflow, where there's ...