Nice useless meta tag. is only a useful tag when people tell you just what downloader they are using. On its own it serves no purpose.

Only a few questions tagged with it so it's an easy kill.

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    Would we consider text editor to be in the same vein as this? Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 15:16

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I actually consider it semi-useful. There are quite a few programs and games out there that use either some custom downloader or something rebranded (generally referred to as downloader, at least in many communities I know) and they might be hard to identify based on the customization being applied.

However, how about making it a synonym of ? While most download managers are more generic and allow you to download several things, downloaders are typically just specialized or limited download managers.

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    Although synonimizing sounds like a good idea, it might give additional confusion to users.
    – user366447
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 8:44
  • tags for what the questioner is trying to do might be useful like download videos if newbies can find them
    – Skaperen
    Commented Mar 30, 2015 at 12:22

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