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Where should the tag be used?

Does it refer to browser extensions?

This question has both and tags, and this question has both and tags.

Is there a unique use of the tag? Is it specifiaclly for Internet Explorer because there is no tag?

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Update – this is now completed. No more .

I suggest we go through the tag and disambiguate it.

Anything that's left after cleanup should possibly have the tag removed, because if you're asking for extensions for X, it should be enough to just tag it X.

If there's enough agreement on that, let's go through that list and clean it up step by step.

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    There are also questions that refer to application extensions (like this one) - I think that the application name tag would be sufficient. Also, what about generic browser extensions question, where the author doesn't ask about a specific browser (like this question)? – tempy Nov 2 '12 at 15:52
  • Good question… I guess we could create [browser-extension] for that. – slhck Nov 2 '12 at 17:15
  • @slhck, and if that (I like that), do you then need the [browser-specific-extension] at all? At that point you could get by with [browser-extension][firefox] and get the point across. – JoshP Nov 2 '12 at 17:18
  • @Josh Interesting approach. Would never have thought about that. But on the other hand, combined tag searches are rarely used, plus the system makes it rather hard to follow tag combinations on-site, so I'd rather stick with tags that are specific enough on their own. – slhck Nov 2 '12 at 17:20
  • @slhck, gotcha. For some reason I have this compulsion to have as few tags defined as possible :) But I get what you're saying. – JoshP Nov 2 '12 at 17:23
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    @Josh I think you have a point though. Today many extensions have a Chrome version and a Firefox version, and are not exclusive to Firefox as they used to be. I like the idea of [browser-extension][browser-name]. Many people look for a certain extension and they don't care if it's for FF or Chrome - but adding an additional general browser-extensions tag is not better than tagging this kind of questions with both [google-chrome-extensions] and [firefox-extensions] (which I don't think is good). – tempy Nov 2 '12 at 23:24
  • btw we have a browser-addons for generic web browser extensions /cc @tempy – Sathyajith Bhat Nov 5 '12 at 5:21
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    @Sathya This question is tagged with [browser][extension] instead of [browser-addons], for example. First of all, I think it should be renamed to [browser-extensions], because all the other extensions-related tags use "extension" and not "addon". Also, since there is already [browser-addons] tag then I think we should either remove the [extension] tag or rename it to [application-extension] (the only use I can think of for an extension that is not for a browser). – tempy Nov 5 '12 at 15:44
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    @tempy I created a synonym mapping from [browser-extensions] to [browser-addons]. If you want to help re-tag the remaining [extension] questions in smaller chunks, feel free to do so (but please if check the rest of the post needs improvements as well). – slhck Nov 7 '12 at 13:18
  • @slhck Okay. Can you also create [internet-explorer-extensions]? (for example, this question from just couple of days ago should be tagged with [internet-explorer-extensions] rather than [internet-explorer-9][extension]. – tempy Nov 7 '12 at 21:13
  • @tempy Turns out, tag scan only have 25 characters. We therefore need to find an alternative… [ie-extensions] maybe? – slhck Nov 7 '12 at 21:35
  • @slhck Yeah, I think it's fine, ie is already a synonym of all the [internet-explorer] tags. Is it possible to make [ie-extensions] show up when typing internet-explorer (when tagging a question)? – tempy Nov 7 '12 at 21:54
  • @tempy Unfortunately no. The tag system isn't that clever. But I'll make it IE-extensions anyway. Better than nothing right? – slhck Nov 7 '12 at 21:55
  • @slhck Of course. Will you automatically re-tag questions with [browser-name][extension] to [browser-name-extensions]? – tempy Nov 7 '12 at 22:00
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    @tempy I'm afraid this is not possible with the tagging system either. We'll have to go through the tags manually. Already down from 72 to 57. We'd welcome any edit suggestions to remove those if you have the time to fix up these posts. – slhck Nov 7 '12 at 22:13

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