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If you look at the questions asked in and you will see that both tags cover roughly the same area, though a very broad one - it's about extensions for all various things. Main difference is that in addition contains questions about file extensions (ouch). While neither tag is particularly useful, people following extensions discussions might have an easier time if the two tags were synonymous. Could somebody with sufficient reputation propose merging them?

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Which one is the master? –  Robert Harvey Jun 24 '11 at 14:51
    
extension is more common (and singular is consistent to the other tags I think) so it should be the master. –  Wladimir Palant Jun 24 '11 at 14:53
    
@Robert Harvey: Thank you! –  Wladimir Palant Jun 24 '11 at 14:59

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I'd almost prefer that they were both blacklisted, as there's almost always a better tag name to be used. , , etc.

However, if it were to follow the same pattern as a similar tag, (and its synonym ), then the plural would be the master tag.

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That's something I might have suggested - but there are also cross-browser extensions, Android extensions, VC++ extensions and a bunch of other things that don't have a dedicated tag. Still, I try to merge firefox and extension into firefox-addon whenever I see them. –  Wladimir Palant Jun 24 '11 at 14:56
    
plugins would be useful when asking about a way to implement plugins in your own application. –  Joachim Sauer Jun 24 '11 at 15:57
    
@Joachim yeah I was just bringing up that tag to show what had been used in the past to determine which of the two would be the master tag –  Daniel DiPaolo Jun 24 '11 at 16:15

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