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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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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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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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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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Should we allow evil questions? [duplicate]

In an answer to a related question about vi-mode in bash, an answerer asked what would be next. Given that the operating system that shall not be named (the one that swaps constantly, even given 8 MB ...
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Are vipe questions on topic? [duplicate]

Vipe is a Vim command pipe editor which allows you to run a text editor in the middle of a unix pipeline and edit the data that is being piped between programs. It's something considered to be on ...
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Are gVim and MacVim interface questions on topic? [duplicate]

Are gVim and MacVim questions related to interface (such as menu, tabs, settings) on topic? Or just plain vim commands? Related: What is considered to be vi? Are questions about bvi on-topic?
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Are vi/Vintage question in Sublime Text editor on topic? [duplicate]

Sublime Text has vi integration by providing package called Vintage. It is there by default. Are vi commands (Vintage) in Sublime Text editor on topic?
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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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What vim questions should remain out of scope for this site?

Do we intend this to be the site for all questions related to Vi and Vim on the Stack Exchange network? Are there any questions that should be off-topic for this site but still on-topic elsewhere? ...
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How to include .vimrc for analyze?

When people have issue where Vim is not working as expected the root cause can (often) be tracked back to .vimrc (or an outdated / buggy plugin). As people often do not know which part of the rc file ...
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Are vimgolf questions on-topic?

This was also discussed in the proposal. In fact, this question is a copy of that question. Would asking vimgolf style questions be on topic on vi/vim? This is a type of question that is poorly ...
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Are questions about `bvi` on-topic?

bvi is a vi-like hex editor. Are questions about bvi on-topic? It's an editor I'm not sure how compatible it is, but AFAIK it's mostly compatible with vi It's a standalone program So it seems to ...
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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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Would debugging help with custom syntax highlighting .vim files be on topic?

I wrote a custom syntax highlighting .vim file that doesn't work. Would posting it and explaining what it's supposed to do be on topic? What if I was able to write an MCVE? In either case, would the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...