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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do tags refer only to the question, or also to its answers?

Let's say someone asks how to perform a task but does not specify what techniques/vi features they want to use to achieve the task. Then someone writes a fantastic answer using a particular feature. ...
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Proposed tag rename: [cryptmethod] => [encryption]

The cryptmethod tag is currently used in four questions, but seems a bit overspecific: although all four questions mention the 'cryptmethod' setting, only two of them are really about it. (In fact, ...
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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. ...
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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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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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`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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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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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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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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Should we have a tag to indicate a question doesn't want external tools involed - e.g. Purely Vi[m]

A few questions explicitly ask for a solution where the editor performs the task itself without having to resort to external filters/tools. This is either in the main body of the question or in a ...
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Tags for visual select vs. visual mode

We have a visual-mode tag and a visual-select tag. The problem is that the term "visual mode" is overloaded: there's visual mode and there's the :visual command to return from Ex mode to Normal mode. ...
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What's the point of using OS tags?

What's the point of using OS dependend tags such as microsoft-windows, unix and linux? It seems that OS-dependent editors (such as gVim/MacVim) interface related questions are off-topic (this one ...
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Minimize keystrokes tag

I think we should have a tag e.g. minimize-keystrokes for questions that are about doing a particular task in as few keystrokes as possible. Faster way to move a block of text Move vertically to a ...
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How to tag questions about working with source code in a particular language?

Currently, Folding fails: vim can't find any fold is tagged with folding php. Should we have specific tags for questions about editing source code in a particular programming language? Please ...
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Do we really need the [vim] tag?

Theoretically, vim is supposed to be used to specify that the question is specific to the Vim, that is, Vi IMproved by Bram Moolenaar. However, it appears that this is rarely the case in practice, ...
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What tags should be avoided, and why?

To prevent the tagging system from becoming a mess, let's assemble a list of tags that are a bad idea, and what the suggested good alternatives are. One topic per answer, please.
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What tag synonyms should be created? [closed]

Since nobody has the required reputation to suggest tag synonyms yet, please post your tag synonym suggestions below. One suggestion per answer, please. This post will be deleted at the end of ...
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Should there be a separate tag for each plugin?

Should we have a separate tag for each plugin, instead of a generic plugin tag to cover them all? If so, what should be the naming convention for such tags?
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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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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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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?