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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When people have issue where Vim is not working as expected the root cause can (often) be tracked back to .vimrc (or an outdated / buggy plugin).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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Adding in links to vimdoc

When I post on AskUbuntu or Unix & Linux, I like to add links to manpages (such as Ubuntu's, or linux.die.net's) of the commands that I use, or if someone posts an answer mentioning man foo, but ...
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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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Any ideas for a logo?

Any ideas for a logo? Perhaps something like :vi, :help vi, or :ask-vi (not like this, but properly drawn as a key).
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Can syntax highlighting be made available?

While I wouldn't expect vimscript to be immediately available for highlighting, I think other languages aren't available either. I just tried to add it to this answer using both <!-- language: bash ...
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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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How to create screencasts?

How does one go about creating screencasts, like this one? Also see the related question: Should the use of screencasts be encouraged?
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Should the use of screencasts be encouraged?

Should we encourage the use of screencasts like this one? If so, what minimum standards should there be for the image alt text and accompanying explanation?
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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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Vote Early, Vote Often!

I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Meta.Tex.SE: I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "question" is actually unsolicited advice, based on our experience from the initial ...
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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 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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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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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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