The tag is not very specific to any question. It doesn't add any information as to what the question might be about and is very vague and overall useless.

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    I wouldn't call it vague or useless, but I find it hard to see the existence of an "expert" on all plugins, making this tag look more like a meta-tag. Aug 25, 2014 at 17:02
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    I'd always rather see a more specific tag, vim-plugins for example, so I say we 'upgrade' it's usage rather than eliminating it. Aug 29, 2014 at 17:08
  • Good point Gordon. If someone is asking about firefox plugins then they should be looking at firefox-plugins, or confluence-plugins. The drawback there is that you can't then group all answers to the generic 'plugins'. Instead of a search of [plugins] it would be a search for [*-plugins ] which for some reason resolves to [vim-plugins] when searching from the search box in superuser.com. As an interim step using both could be tried, so an article would have [firefox] [plugins] [firefox-plugins] and statistics could be drawn to see which approach is better?
    – Underverse
    Feb 6, 2016 at 4:51

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I would go a step up to your request and remove all X-plugins tags. Normally X is a tag already created and applied to these posts, so it makes little sense to have a question tagged and or and .

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    I agree with removing "plugins" generically but "firefox-plugins" is not the same thing at all as "firefox". Sep 12, 2014 at 14:11
  • @mikebabcock I know they are NPAPI plugins, but hey, is weird when the plugin doesn't work with all applications that supports NPAPI.
    – Braiam
    Sep 12, 2014 at 14:15

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