Talk:WikiProject United Kingdom

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renaming the "WikiProject" pages

There's a discussion here Talk:Wiki_organisation#Page_Name_conventions.2Fguidelines where I talked about why the "WikiProject" prefix is unnecessary page naming cruft. I'm not about to start tackling that problem by renaming this page because it's named in line with all the other worldwide country-level wiki pages, but...

We have bunch of pages linked from here such as "WikiProject United Kingdom Motorways" which I'm planning to just rename as "United Kingdom Motorways". The "WikiProject" prefix makes the page names longer for no great benefit. Some pages United Kingdom Tagging Guidelines

I thought about whether I should go step further and shorten them to, for example, just "UK Motorways". However in the global wiki context the "UK" acronym will not necessarily be known by everyone, we should set of precedent of using reasonably descriptive names for the global context. For example if someone were to use the two letter zip codes of every american state e.g "AZ motorways" I would suggest these are not good global wiki page names. Likewise if someone made a page about Ukrainian language translations called "UK Translations" things would get confusing. With that reasoning in mind, I suppose I will also rename two pages:"UK Retail Chains" and "UK Road Relations" to the longer form, bringing all into alignment.

-- Harry Wood (talk) 21:58, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Also agree. But note that depending on pages, we can already find redirects from/to names with or without the "WikiProject" prefix. Some redirects from the unprefixed names will have first to be reversed, or deleted in order to place the shorter name. There are also some related category names with this prefix. — Verdy_p (talk) 03:51, 6 April 2016 (UTC)