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I want to, for example, start a question to get a better feel for how advanced LAMP programmers tweak vim, specifically to highlight both PHP code and MySQL code. Is this a valid question to ask here, and if so where would I ask it?

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Your question doesn't have to be limited to LAMP... People use PHP and MYSQL with vim for many reasons. You might want to look into syntax hilighting in vim. I do not think that this question is suited for out Stack Overflow format. It is a question about the usage of an (awesome) program as opposed to a programming question... - is the place you want to look. – Lix Apr 25 '12 at 7:03
@Lix How about Super User? – Dynamic Apr 25 '12 at 10:22
@jae - well actually after looking at the vim tag there seems to be many questions on vim... However most of those are about specific tasks as opposed to "how to turn on syntax highlighting"... Super User might be a better choice over Stack Overflow, however IMO this question might be too simplistic to help anyone in the future... – Lix Apr 25 '12 at 10:41

Are you asking about a specific tweak? Because if you are, your question is on-topic at Stack Overflow (being a programming tool question).

If you're asking for a "list of things" (as in "What are the different ways you tweak Vim), your question is off-topic everywhere.

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unfortunately I would be looking for a list. However, the only reason I would do so is b/c I have exhausted all other possibilities. I have googled to death 'command line mysql beautifiers' and vim php mysql. – puk Apr 25 '12 at 19:03
here is the question I desperately want answered.… – puk Apr 25 '12 at 19:05

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