徵國單

Donald Trung Quoc Don (chữ Hán: 徵國單) is a WikiProject Numismatics specialist, who spends much of their time working on Wikimedia Commons.

Although at first glance their username “Donald Trung” appears to be a homage to US president and orange man bad Donald Trump, it actually is their name and thus any similarity is entirely coincidental and unavoidable.

Bảo Đại (保大) banknote and coin. Photo credit: Donald Trung Quoc Don (徵國單) / Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-4.0

The bad

They have a history of fighting over their use of Emoji’s, which many other Wikipedian’s are sadly notorious haters of. The idea of using Emoji’s in your signature is somehow unacceptable, whereas using complex CSS to make it fancy weird colors is totally fine.

Their method of dealing with this dispute was rather ill-informed and involved sockpuppetry, being blocked on the English Wikipedia, and subsequently globally locked. These sanctions were eventually lifted, but they are still under various editing restrictions related to this dispute even now.

After becoming unlocked, they were rather unfairly accused of trolling the 2018 steward election, because they voted against all the steward candidates. The rationale for opposing was purportedly due to poor responses from the Stewards when dealing with a past global lock. The situation was debated at length, but can be seen in a nutshell in the following comments:

It’s an election with a 5:1 numerical requirement. As ajr noted above, the confirmations are one thing as it is just advisory, but the votes are another since they were intended to be disruptive and they have the potential to actually impact the election. It isn’t the future voters we are thinking about, it is the possibility that he brings someone below the 80% threshold with actions that led to him being blocked. TonyBallioni (talk) 22:26, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

That doesn’t matter. People are free to “disrupt” the election. Not wanting anyone to be elected is a legitimate opinion. —MF-W 11:53, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

meta:Talk:Stewards/Elections 2018#Donald Trung votes

Obviously, in a Wikimedia election, someone being able to affect the result is unthinkable, although how this blatant election interference was even accepted at all is slightly dubious. A vote is a vote, and they were eligible to vote when they cast the votes.

Perhaps when looking at this, it is important to note that Wikimedia is not a Democracy, but rather a form of Democratic Mobocracy.

Their votes were removed, and they are still blocked on meta, therefore unable to vote in future similar elections.

Coins and stuff

Cast Asian coins (330 B.C. – 1945 A.D.). Photo credit: Donald Trung Quoc Don (徵國單) / Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-4.0

The square hole in the center of these coins is typical to historical east Asian and Chinese coinage.

Somali Chinese Zodiac coins, dated 2000.Photo credit: Donald Trung Quoc Don (徵國單) / Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-4.0

These are more modern, a set with Zodiac animals on them, commemorative of course.

A Vietnamese han-tu text using Chinese calligraphy. Photo credit: Donald Trung Quoc Don (徵國單) / Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-4.0

A banner, representing good fortune.

Apt.

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