To negate the need for these edits I attempted to make the former a synonym of the latter, but go the error message:
Failed to propose synonym:
The suggested tag must exist in the system before suggesting it as a synonym!
But it does exist on the system - albeit with conflicting information, i.e. zero questions -v- one asked this year:
Notwithstanding this contradictory information, is the lack of questions the reason for my failure to synonymise?
If so, what are the options to get rid of united-kingdouk, bearing in mind it keeps being used so probably won't get deleted due to lack of use?
I' ve dip sampled the united-kingdom questions and found half a dozen examples of united-kingdouk being used and then edited out which doesn't tally with the comments that it should be removed with 24 hours - unless I'm missing something..?
I went back as far as April 2022 as I was doing it manually on a phone - if someone knows of a SEDE enquiry that can search edit histories then there may be more to find.