The vim-latex tag has no proper description

The vim-latex tag has no usage guidance, can you help us create it?

From my understanding as a longtime vim and latex user, vim-latex is the short form of 'vim-latex-suite'. A google search for 'vim-latex' will show links to 'vim-latex-suite' as the two top most results - followed by 'vimtex'.

The tag latex-suite has a proper description for the vim-latex-suite and links to http://vim-latex.sourceforge.net (Note the subdomain vim-latex).

Question tagged with 'vim-latex' seem to be all related to vim-latex-suite, although I can't be sure what the asker meant.

Are these two synonyms? Can we alias these two tags?

What is the proper way to handle this? It is causing a little bit of a confusion - at least for me.

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For me, it seems these two tags should be synonyms. Probably it would best to make a synonym of because it should be found by searching for vim. In addition, the tag description should be copied to .

The proper way to handle this is to get a user with score 5 in the vim-latex tag (and 2500 rep) to suggest the synonym.

Update: I have added a description to the tag. So we just need someone to make them synonyms.

Update 2: The tag is now empty, so this issue is resolved.

  • I've put through the synonym for vim-latex but I don't think there are enough users on vim-latex with 5+ to approve it. I've also edited your description (though that's queued) as vim-latex should be exclusively for the plugin and vim should be used for general "Vim is my editor" questions.
    – Dai Bowen
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 8:30
  • @DaiBowen Thanks for suggesting the synonym, I hope it will be accepted somewhen. Concerning your edit, I rejected the edit (doesn't mean that others share this point) of the short description, because I think it is important to emphasize in these tags that they do not need that tag for arbitrary LaTeX questions.
    – TeXnician
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 8:42
  • That's fair enough, but to be specific "Use this tag if the Vim editor or the LaTeX suite is relevant to your problem." reads to me as though the vim-latex tag can be used if the user has problems related to editing a tex file in Vim without the vim-latex plugin being installed which should be a case of vim and not vim-latex.
    – Dai Bowen
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 8:53
  • @DaiBowen That sounds about right, so maybe this should be adapted.
    – TeXnician
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 9:09
  • The synonym seems approved (at least it is listed in the synonyms of tags as the newest). And I approved the edit made by @DaiBowen
    – Skillmon
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 10:01
  • @Skillmon Unfortunately, it is not, it is still listed as suggested.
    – TeXnician
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 10:05
  • @TeXnician I don't see it listed here: tex.stackexchange.com/tags/…
    – Skillmon
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 10:08
  • @Skillmon I just see it as suggested synonym at tex.stackexchange.com/tags/vim-latex/synonyms
    – TeXnician
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 10:10
  • I'm not allowed to vote on that tag :( (I thought I answered a couple of those questions, but maybe it was through comments or didn't get upvotes).
    – Skillmon
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 10:13
  • @Skillmon Maybe Dai Bowen is right that there are not enough users who could approve it…
    – TeXnician
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 10:14
  • Upvote this: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/442531/… :)
    – Skillmon
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 10:23
  • @Skillmon Done :)
    – TeXnician
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 10:24
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    wouldn't it be simpler just to re-tag the 55 latex-suite questions as vim-latex and delete the latex-suite tag? Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 12:20
  • @DavidCarlisle That is probably a good idea.
    – TeXnician
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 12:27
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    @TeXnician I would offer to do the retagging but I might not be able to resist the urge to tag them as you-should-have-used-emacs Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 12:34

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