User talk:Steve Smith

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Francis Nash FAC[edit]

Steve, I believe I have responded in full to your comments over at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Francis Nash/archive1. If you wouldn't mind stopping by and letting me know if you see anything left to correct or giving me further comments, I would sincerely appreciate it! Cdtew (talk) 16:00, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Having just come off editing a couple of things around Social Credit, I just wanted to say I've seen your work with articles like the ones on Strom and the backbenchers' revolt. In fact, I can see you've done an awful lot of great work on Alberta political history. Just wanted to pop by and say thank you. I've really found alot of them great reads and really interesting. In fact, here's a barnstar in recognition of your work:

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For your sterling work on developing articles about Alberta political history, including getting several to FA Redverton (talk) 16:09, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Btw, have you ever thought about developing the article on Ernest Manning? I only ask because I've just got off reading Brian Brennan's biography of him. Redverton (talk) 16:09, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. I hope one day you'll be able to complete the article on Aberhart - looking at what you've done so far, it would certainly make a fascinating read. In an ideal world, I'd really be looking forward to the articles on Lougheed and Klein, but I suppose that would really take you getting back into Wikipedia in a big way. Since you seem to be whizz on publications on Alberta political history, even if you say you're not so well-versed on what's come out lately, I was wondering if you have any recommendations for reading material on Lougheed? I'm really eager to learn more about him. You'd certainly hope that if Manning could get someone to write a biography on him, Lougheed is surely as deserving. Redverton (talk) 00:47, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Sesame Workshop FAC[edit]

Hi Steve, I'm engaged your comments at this FAC [1], and you said that you'd review more, so I'm pinging you here. I've had a lot of experience at FAC, and this it the first time I've heard it stated thus. I like it, though, and may use it mineself! At any rate, thanks for your review thus far. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 20:02, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Steve, no response from you, but I'm still interested in getting more feedback at this FAC before it fails from lack of response. So I will ping you again: Ping! ;) Hope all is well. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 23:29, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Main Page appearance: Alexander Cameron Rutherford[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Alexander Cameron Rutherford know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on July 8, 2014. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at present, please ask Bencherlite (talk · contribs). You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 8, 2014. If it needs tweaking, or if it needs rewording to match improvements to the article between now and its main page appearance, please edit it, following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. The blurb as it stands now is below:

Alexander Cameron Rutherford

Alexander Cameron Rutherford (1857–1941) was a Canadian lawyer and politician who served as the first Premier of Alberta from 1905 to 1910. He began his political career in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories. When the province of Alberta was created, Rutherford was asked to form its first government, and then won the 1905 election. The apparatus of provincial government was established under Rutherford, and Edmonton was controversially selected as Alberta's capital over Calgary. The government faced labour unrest in the coal mining industry, and established a commission to examine the problem. It also tried to encourage the development of new railways. Early in 1910, William Henry Cushing's resignation as Minister of Public Works precipitated the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway scandal, which turned many of Rutherford's Liberals against his government. He was forced to resign. He later became chancellor of the University of Alberta, whose earlier founding had been a personal project. A University of Alberta library, an Edmonton elementary school, and Mount Rutherford are named in his honour. His home, Rutherford House, is now a museum. (Full article...)

You (and your talk-page stalkers) may also be interested to hear that there have been some changes at the TFA requests page recently. Nominators no longer need to calculate how many "points" an article has, the instructions have been simplified, and there's a new nomination system using templates based on those used for DYK suggestions. Please consider nominating another article, or commenting on an existing nomination, and leaving some feedback on your experience. Thank you. UcuchaBot (talk) 00:02, 24 June 2014 (UTC)


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Alberta politicians
Thank you, Steve, practising the law of expending a "great deal of intellectual energy" on (almost) nothing but content, for quality articles on Alberta politicians such as Alexander Cameron Rutherford and Premiership of John Edward Brownlee, for replacing red links by stubs and creating articles on historic Edmonton elections, for "I can safely say that this article isn't a waste of FAC reviewers' time", - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (27 December 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:45, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Another Sesame Street FAC[edit]

Hi Steve, since you reviewed my previous FAC, would you mind taking a look at this one: [2]? For some reason, my FACs tend to languish, so I ask folks to review so that they don't fail for lack of response. I'd really appreciate it, thanks. Hope your summer is going well. Christine (Figureskatingfan) (talk) 15:48, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Your work is quite appreciable. So, a bowl of appreciation is for you. Hoping you are enjoying healthy life. Alexandar Nicole (talk) 12:34, 10 July 2014 (UTC)