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We appear to currently have two tags for the United Kingdom - and

Based on What version of country names should we use? and the Travel.SE model, I'd suggest we make the main one, and merge into it.

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  • Will do this later if no compelling objections (and I think we're pretty settled there) – Tim Post Mar 18 '14 at 6:22
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    Checking the other meta discussion and meta discussions on Travel.SE I couldn't find anything definite about which should be the main one (apart from the fact that Travel.SE is using uk). I added three answers that can be edited/up/downvoted based on preference – SztupY Mar 26 '14 at 11:18
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Use as the main tag

Pros:

  • At the moment it's more used than the tag (26 vs 15)
  • Having the longer tag as main one is better for SEO

Cons:

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Use as the main tag

Pros:

  • It's what used on Travel.SE (for the UK at least)
  • It's more in line with

Cons:

  • We are not really using abbreviations elsewhere (except for and )
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Use as the main tag

Pros:

  • it's the actual ISO code of the country

Cons:

  • it's not even used at the moment
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  • Almost no-one thinks of GB as the code, and you'd then have to add a tag for Northern Ireland which would make things confusing (GB = Great Britain, UK = United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) – Gagravarr Mar 26 '14 at 11:35
  • I know, but still officially GB is the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the country and not UK (although the latter is reserved) – SztupY Mar 26 '14 at 11:39
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    Country code for domains is .uk, and that's what most people think of. GB = United Kingdom makes no sense, no matter what some ISO-wonk might say... – Gagravarr Mar 26 '14 at 12:07

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