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Should we have single character tags for specific commands?

Do we want to have tags like x Or possibly group them together, like hjkl, or an aaiioo? (aside: apparently tags are not case sensitive) They could be synonymed to things like delete, movement, or ...
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Do we want questions for tutorials?

On the question "What is an effective way to learn vimscript?," the following comment received a few upvotes, and I think we should clear this on meta: IMHO this question is off-topic because it is ...
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Let's think of a creative name for our chatroom

The chatroom name is so bland. "Vim." Look at all the creative names others have thought up: "Root Access" for Super User "The DMZ" for Security "The Renderfarm" for Blender "The Litter Box" for Pets ...
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To what extent should programming-related questions be on-topic?

This might be a big issue that we have to resolve before getting out of private/public beta: How programming-related can questions on Vim.SE be? For example, questions about using Vim as a ...
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Tag [programming] and related

I think we have some tag confusion that should be resolved as soon as possible. (Maybe I'm just too cautious, but we all know how mass tag edits are bad.) It's programming. From this tag name, it's ...
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Is vimscript a reasonable tag?

I just opened a question about vimscript. Irrespective of the merits of that particular question, does it make sense to use the vimscript tag? Arguably many/most questions about vim will end up with a ...
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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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Is it possible (and does it make sense) to migrate vi/vim-related questions from other SO sites?

There are lots of high-quality vi and vim questions on other Stack Exchange sites; for example, see all the questions tagged vim on SuperUser. Is it possible (and does it make sense) to migrate some ...
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Are questions about installation of vi(m) and related software on-topic?

Are installation and associated troubleshooting questions on-topic for this site, or do we want to focus on questions/answers that improve users' actual usage of vi(m) and related software?
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What is considered to be vi?

/bin/vi, as written by Bill Joy in the '70's is vi. And /usr/bin/vim, as written by Bram in the '90's, is vim. But we also have nvi (mostly the same), neovim (not even sure what this is), elvis (also ...
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Should we use <kbd> in Markdown to indicate normal mode / insert mode keystrokes?

To indicate in questions and answers that keystrokes are being typed in normal mode or insert mode, should <kbd> be the convention? Or should we use backticks? Also, should we lead off ex ...
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Should questions and answers assume the use of Vim?

I believe that, these days, most users are using something very close to Bram Moolenaar's Vim, rather than an editor derived from Bill Joy's vi. Furthermore, most of the operations can be done more ...
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Is it ok to ask beginner level question?

I am new to using vim. So I think my questions will be in the beginners level only. Should I wait till public beta to ask my questions? Will asking beginner level question impede the site from being ...
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Should we have separate tags [vi] and [vim]?

Vim is almost a proper superset of vi, but they're still two different editors, with two different names. Should we create vi and vim?

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