National Mario Day was nominated for deletion. The debate was closed on 16 March 2017 with a consensus to merge. Its contents were merged into Mario. The original page is now a redirect to here. For the contribution history and old versions of the redirected article, please see its history; for its talk page, see here.
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Focus article on the character Mario, and his creation and evolution. Reduce discussion about the games in general, that's what Mario (series) is for.
Ensure that every statement is supported by a reliable source.
Rewrite the whole "Appearances" section. Expand the paragraphs and cite more sources, especially in the two bottom sections concerning Mario's non-platforming game appearances. His Game & Watch games get barely a sentence. But please don't go overboard. Remember; that's what Mario (series) is for.
Once two weeks have passed since the failed FAC, submit this article for peer review.
This article, Mario, and of his brother, Luigi, and Yoshi currently occupy the 'top level' naming for their respective articles - But why? There is nothing unique about their naming or anything unique enough to differentiate it form any other Mario, Luigi or Yoshi, and therefore should be changed to be uniform with the likes of Bowser (character). This is unlike, for instance, Tom Sawyer, whose 'title' goes beyond that of merely a first name and is not merely 'Tom' - The same goes for the likes of Pac-man because that is an indistinguishable name. Of course, I understand that it's in Nintendo's favor that it remains this way, however for the sake of every other Mario, Luigi and Yoshi featured on Wikipedia this should not be the case. Sonic the Hedgehog, for instance, does not get exclusive rights to the page Sonic. --Crododon (talk) 20:06, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Si, si. The given name is the primary topic. Same for Luigi. Clarityfiend (talk) 07:56, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Agreed obviously. Drake, Usher, and even Madonna have parenthesis around there names. And Mario, which is the given name of dozens of people, does not??? I think there is some "nerd culture" type bias around Wikipedia editors and looking through the archives, this has been a controversial topic for a long time, so I doubt it will be changed. Nikki Lee 1999 (talk) 07:17, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Semi-protected edit request on 26 August 2016