User:Douglas the Comeback Kid
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Welcome to my page!
- 1 About me
- 2 Domicile
- 3 Places I've been to
- 3.1 Africa
- 3.2 Asia
- 3.3 Europe
- 3.4 Oceania
- 4 Major contributions to Wikipedia
- 5 Thoughts
Places I've been to
- Fort Victoria, Victoria
- Zimbabwe ruins (Victoria)
- Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North (including Victoria Falls)
- Rhodes Matopos National Park (including View of the World, the hilltop area which is both the resting place of Cecil Rhodes and the location of a memorial dedicated to the Shangani Patrol) (Matabeleland South)
- Kuala Lumpur
- Genting Highlands (Pahang)
- Batu Caves, Selangor (the Batu Caves)
- George Town, Penang
- Penang Hill, Penang
- Ayer Itam, Penang (Penang Hill Railway Lower Station only)
- Bayan Lepas, Penang (Penang International Airport only)
- Batu Berendam, Malacca (Malacca International Airport only)
- Malacca, Malacca
- Sunwui, Kwangtung
- Kongmoon, Kwangtung
- Tsingyun, Kwangtung
- Canton, Kwangtung (including Shameen Island)
- Fumun, Kwangtung (also Bocca Tigris)
- Peking, Peking
- Shiukwan, Kwangtung
- Wuhan, Hupeh
- Kingchow, Hupeh
- Ichang, Hupeh (including the Siling Gorge and the Three Gorges Dam)
- Enshih, Hupeh (the Wu Gorge)
- Chungking, Chungking
- Fengkieh, Chungking (including the Chutang Gorge)
- Wushan, Chungking
- Fengtu, Chungking
- Hoyun, Kwangtung
- Engteng, Fukien
- Changchow, Fukien
- Amoy, Fukien (the island of Kulangsu)
- Chaochow, Kwangtung
- Shumchun, Kwangtung (including the border street Zhongying Street at the Hong Kong–Chinese border and Bias Bay)
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Taoyuan, Taoyuan, Taiwan (Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport only)
- Tamsui, Taipei, Taiwan
- Juifang, Taipei, Taiwan (the Chiufen region)
- Victoria, Hong Kong Island
- Tsuen Wan, New Territories
- Tsing Yi, New Territories
- Sha Tin, New Territories
- Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong Island
- Sandy Bay Gap, Hong Kong Island
- Tung Chung, New Territories
- Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island
- Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island
- Shek O, Hong Kong Island
- Stanley, Hong Kong Island
- Tai Po, New Territories
- Yuen Long, New Territories
- Tuen Mun, New Territories
- Ting Kau, New Territories
- Ping Shan, New Territories
- Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
- Sha Tau Kok, New Territories (the border street Chung Ying Street at the Hong Kong–Chinese border)
- Tangerang, Bantam (Soekarno–Hatta International Airport only)
- Djokjakarta, Djokjakarta
- Boroboedoer, Central Java (Borobudur Temple)
- Mendoet, Central Java (Mendut Temple and Pawon Temple)
- Soerabaja, East Java
- Prambanan Plain (Central Java)
- London, Middlesex (also some other parts of London in Surrey, Kent, and Essex)
- Bristol, Somerset
- Oxford, Oxfordshire
- Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
- Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
- Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
- Dale, Pembrokeshire
- Portsmouth, Hampshire
- Bath, Somerset
- Winchester, Hampshire
- Southampton, Hampshire
- Romsey, Hampshire
- East Boldre, Hampshire (also the New Forest National Park)
- Windsor, Berkshire
- Eton, Buckinghamshire
- Salisbury, Wiltshire
- Stonehenge (Wiltshire)
- Old Sarum (Wiltshire)
Major contributions to Wikipedia
Articles created by me
1. 'Wai Ming Chung'
An article about Wai Ming Chung, a veteran Hong Kong broadcaster. Chung was a popular radio programme host. He passed away in 2009. The full name of Chung in this article appears as 'Chung Wai-ming' because it is Wikipedia's policy to disregard the naming convention of English and present non-English names in the order of the original language instead of that of English.
2. 'Chi Ming Chung'
An article about Chi Ming Chung, a Hong Kong broadcaster. He's Wai Ming Chung's brother. The full name of Chung in this article appears as 'Chung Chi-ming' because it is Wikipedia's policy to disregard the naming convention of English and present non-English names in the order of the original language instead of that of English.
3. 'Dom João'
4. 'Lapa, Zhuhai'
5. 'Montanha, Zhuhai'
6. 'James Lung'
An article about James Lung, a Hong Kong social activist. Lung is the chairman of the Southern Democratic Alliance, a Hong Kong political party which advocates racial harmony and equality. The full name of Lung is Wai Man James Lung, but his full name appears as 'James Lung Wai-man' because it is Wikipedia's policy to disregard the naming convention of English.
7. 'The Right Excellent'
8. 'Ngô Ðình'
An article about the Vietnamese surname 'Ngô Ðình'. People with this surname are often mistaken for people with the surname 'Ngô'. The most famous person with the surname 'Ngô Ðình' is perhaps Diệm Ngô Ðình, the first President of South Vietnam.
Images uploaded by me
There are two differences with the ones that are most commonly seen on-line as in December, 2013: firstly, a proper heraldic depiction of the naval crown is used in the coat of arms; secondly, the junks in the coat of arms are not yellow, but maroon (having yellow junks on a white background violates the rule of tincture of heraldry).
Other major contributions
1. Protect the English language by countering cultural vandalism and linguistic barbarism officially sanctioned by Wikipedia by changing the word order in names in, and inserting the Wade–Giles/Postal Romanisation spellings et c. into, the relevant articles
- English is a European language, so European names and conventions enjoy supremacy in the context of the English language.
- Wade–Giles spellings of the names of certain Chinese and Taiwanese things and historical figures derive from a Romanisation system of Chinese characters based on their Mandarin Chinese pronunciation of the same name; it is a system created by a British Sinologist called 'Thomas Wade' and, later, modified by another British Sinologist called 'Herbert Giles'. It is, therefore, a European invention and should enjoy supremacy. English belongs to the Anglosphere, not China and the wider Sinosphere, so the Chinese have no say at all on how names should be spelt in our language: the Hanyu Pinyin system, a Romanisation system of Chinese characters based on their Mandarin pronunciation, was invented by the Chinese and uni-laterally declared by them as the 'standard' Romanisation system; it, therefore, has no standing in the English language whatsoever.
- Postal Romanisation spellings are spellings of Chinese place names agreed upon by the European powers in the Imperial Postal Joint-Session Conference in 1906: it is a European invention and should, therefore, enjoy supremacy over Hanyu Pinyin spellings for the aforementioned reasons.
- Pre-existing European names of certain non-European places outside China have also been replaced by new names: e. g., the official name of Bombay has been changed by the Indian government to 'Mumbai'. For the aforementioned reason, European names should be accorded supremacy and should have remained in use in official capacity.
- In articles about historic events or figures, using the new Romanisation system or place names that did not exist at that time is a blatant attempt to re-write history and, therefore, amounts to cultural vandalism and historical vandalism.
- Names in most European languages are written in the order of '[Given name] [surname]'. However, it is the other way round in the various Chinese languages, Khmer, and a few other languages. Since the articles are written in English, the rules in the English language should apply and all names should be written in the order of '[Given name] [surname]'.
- It is the policy of Wikipedia to use Hanyu Pinyin spellings and to write names in the native language's order rather than English's (e. g., 'Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Chinese)'). By kowtowing to non–English-language influences, Wikipedia is practically endorsing the contamination of the English language by perpetuating the contamination that has been a common phenomenon in the real world for many years; by 'enforcing' the contamination, Wikipedia actively supports cultural vandalism and linguistic barbarism.
- One unintended derivative contribution is bringing Wikipedia editors who are against Wade–Giles spellings and Chinese Postal Map Romanisation spellings to their knees: a separate field for the Chinese Postal Map Romanisation spelling of a Chinese place name has since been added by them to the template that displays the various methods of Romanising a Chinese character/phrase/expression.
- Another unintended derivative contribution is upsetting all 'cultural vandalists–linguistic barbarians': all those who actively follow the policy of cultural vandalism and linguistic barbarism or do not acquiesce when spotting any edits that do not conform with such policy. The 'cultural vandalists–linguistic barbarians' actively enforce the barbaric policy of Wikipedia and spare no effort in ensuring conformity. They are human beings and will get mentally tired and stressed when being inundated by the sheer amount of correct spellings: the resulting annoyance, or even anger, serves as a form of psychological punishment for their support for cultural vandalism and linguistic barbarism.
1. 'Hong Kong and Macao'