Chris Carter-Smith is a retired teacher and published author born in Worcestershire, England. He is widely travelled and has lived abroad for over 40 years including stays of well over a decade in Germany, later living in France, before moving to Thailand where he has lived since 2000.
His interests are in linguistics, teaching methodology, and wine. He is also an administrator on the English Wikipedia, having been appointed in March 2011. His focus on Wikipedia is on reform of adminship and new page quality control systems.
As of August 2018, he has made over 77,000 edits to the English Wikipedia. He creates and provides content mainly for articles on Malvern geography, and Rhone Valley wines, while coordinating the Worcestershire WikiProject. He also maintains and coordinates the schools WikiProject and its associated articles, and occasionally does translations from other language edition Wikipedia's to English of important missing articles.
He is currently Editor-in-chief of the Wikipedia newspaper The Signpost. He attended Wikimania, the annual Wikipedia international conference in 2012 (D.C.), 2013 (Hong Kong), 2014 (London), and 2016 (Esino Lario).
As one of the most active English Wikipedia administrators, he has attracted numerous 'haters' who don't like him. Thankfully there are numerous people who appreciate his activities on Wikipedia, overall he remains one of the most highly respected Wikipedia Administrators and de facto coordinator of the new page review system on Wikipedia.