Why was this vim question migrated to SuperUser? It's clearly about how to use the editor. I thought it was decided that vim questions belonged on SO. Sorry if the rules have changed since I last checked, but SO is where I've been doing all my vim Q&A on the network.

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    I don't see how that Q directly relates to actual programming in any way, except that it is a tool to assist with code writing. (rhetorical) Would "How do I turn on syntax highlighting in Vim?" be appropriate for SO? Thats my 2c. – chown Dec 24 '11 at 3:17

The example in the question used code, but beyond that there wasn't really anything programmer-specific about the question. It picked up a flag for migration to SU (which admittedly was disputed by another user) and I agreed.

I wasn't aware of the meta discussion you linked to that made all Vim questions on-topic by consensus on SO, but I'll keep it in mind for the future unless new consensus is established here. Thanks for bringing this up.


vim feels very much like a programmer tool to me -- never mind that it is wonderful for books or papers or email or whatever else needs editing -- so I'm surprised that it was migrated to Superuser.

If your example had been sentences of prose I could understand the migration -- even though everyone I know who uses vim is also a programmer.

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