Proposal: Vi and vim

There was already such a proposal and it was declined. Don't follow this.

Reason was that VI and VIM are on topic on SO and a separate site would pull content.

  • Yes, this proposal is likely to be deleted. Any rep you earn on example questions will be gone when the proposal is deleted. Not worth the time. Jan 16, 2015 at 18:15
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    I don't care about my rep. I want a Vim SE. For anyone who agrees it is worth their time.
    – superjer
    Jan 22, 2015 at 1:48

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Note that the discussion on the deletion of the previous proposal has been deleted.

As there was valuable content and discussion there, the only reason the Stack Exchange team could have decided to delete it is if they might be willing to reconsider the Vim site.

At least, that's what the optimistic side of me is thinking. :)

For reference, the overwhelming opposition to closing and deleting the Vim proposal is archived here.

  • Your second link returns "Wayback Machine doesn't have that page archived." Dec 7, 2014 at 6:46
  • @pacoverflow Huh, that's odd. It worked when I originally posted it. Oh well, it now requires 10k rep on Area 51 to view. (I might try to find a user with 10k on A51 so said user could take a screenshot for the benefit of others.)
    – Doorknob
    Dec 8, 2014 at 2:21
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    Might be a temporary issue, I'm able to access it.
    – user118877
    Dec 9, 2014 at 18:46

I can't find the proposal page you're talking about? Do you have a link? EMacs seems to be in beta, so why not Vim?

There are already many other SE sites which overlap, such as SuperUser & unix.SE, or SuperUser & AskUbuntu; there are many other examples either already live, or actively being discussed.

  • I remember seeing a post explaining why emacs got a site but Vim didn't but I can't seem to find it. I think they found that emacs had questions that were off-topic on SO but Vim didn't? I'm afraid I wasn't paying too much attention to remember what the exact reason was.
    – Matt S.
    Nov 26, 2014 at 20:13
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    Here's the discussion on emacs if that helps either way.
    – Matt S.
    Nov 26, 2014 at 20:15
  • Thank you @MattS. .. IMHO the arguments why emacs.se is a good thing, also apply to Vi/Vim. I made a separate thread outlining this. Nov 26, 2014 at 20:34
  • I cannot find it either, but there was one: I committed there ...
    – eckes
    Nov 27, 2014 at 5:14
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    The Vi/Vim proposal was deleted by the Stack Exchange community team, along with all discussions about it...
    – jub0bs
    Nov 29, 2014 at 13:12
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    Emacs is an operating system in dire need of a good text editor. Vim is a text editor. There's a large difference between the two.
    – Mark
    Dec 20, 2014 at 23:55
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    @Mark — Has anyone ported the Vim text editor to EmacsOS yet?
    – jmc
    Jan 23, 2015 at 6:09

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