Talk:Markus Persson

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Semi-protected edit request on 11 June 2015[edit]

Personal Life should be expanded to include: "In June 2015, it was confirmed by medical professionals that Markus Persson has a heart. Source (talk) 12:19, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: Unimportant nonsense. -- ferret (talk) 12:53, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 12 March 2016: spelling[edit]

"MEGA4kMAN" should be changed to "MEG4kMAN" because that's the correct spelling. If you look it up, you will find many sources to prove this. (talk) 05:32, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 18:54, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 August 2016[edit]

Add to his website (talk) 01:09, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Not done: It's not his personal website. -- ferret (talk) 01:55, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 October 2016[edit]

Notch's website ( should be added to the External Links section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by NeoSpica (talkcontribs) 10:37, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

This website is already listed on the sidebar of this page. In some ways, I wonder if perhaps the entire "External Links" section ought to be simply removed altogether? It should be pointed out that the website doesn't really have much in the way of content right now, as all of the content that used to be there has now been moved to the Tumbler site instead. --Robert Horning (talk) 18:52, 30 October 2016 (UTC)
A single primary topic's website is fine. But the rest don't provide any further encyclopedic content about the subject. I don't know what our stance on IMDB links is exactly, but it has almost no info there. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 20:32, 30 October 2016 (UTC)
The used to be much more about Mr. Persson back when Mojang or for that matter Minecraft was just a single person sole proprietorship with no employees. With the expansion of Mojang and then the subsequent sale of that company to Microsoft, it really doesn't have much at all to do with him except as a source of some historical information. The same thing could be said about his appearance on the Craig Ferguson Late Late Show appearance and the rest of the IMDB info so far as it is information that is really good original source material that can be used for this article, but really doesn't have much to do with the topic at the moment. --Robert Horning (talk) 10:19, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 March 2017[edit]

Let me get acces to tour editing pl im å big fan of minecraft. Caleb brown (talk) 09:52, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Bishonen | talk 15:33, 16 March 2017 (UTC).

Semi-protected edit request on 27 May 2017[edit]

I think "Residence" should be changed to Stockholm. According to Markus himself, he spends a "large majority" in his apartment in Stockholm and uses his house in LA for "vacations and parties". Here is the Reddit comment where he wrote this, it's in Swedish though:ämt_om/ddqgtet/ (talk) 23:54, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Not done While interesting, Reddit threads do not generally meet the standards for what are considered reliable sources and therefore are not usually accepted to support changes under the biographies policy. Thank you. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 15:49, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
I understand, though it's definitely his own account, which he has proven multiple times. Can you at least add a "Citation needed" on his residence? (talk) 12:30, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Removal of BLP Primary Sources[edit]

I recommend that the primary sources tag on this article should be removed. Out of 40+ references, only 10 of them are primary sources - clearly the majority are 3rd party.

Robert The Rebuilder (talk) 11:41, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

It's not about majority, it's about having them at all. Ideally, we want 0 primary sources. We want to replace them with reliable independent secondary sources, or remove them altogether. Twitter posts is something we want to avoid, but so far no one has invested the time to improve the sourcing. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 11:51, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
I don't see why basic primary sources for things like a birth day would be an issue. WP:BLPPRIMARY doesn't seem to forbid them, just the usual cautions plus a few examples about public records that should not be used. Almost all of the primary sources deal with just a couple of basic facts, birth day, place of birth, and twitter handle (which is an important alias that came directly from twitter). -- ferret (talk) 11:57, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
Then we need to apply the tag to the article on J. K. Rowling, because it uses over 10 primary sources as references, including her personal blog and tweets. Or, we can agree that it is about majority. Your call. Robert The Rebuilder (talk) 13:52, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much. It got the FA star way back in 2007, and the standards have increased a lot since then. In fact, at the time of promotion, there weren't many primary sources. Most new ones were added since. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 14:45, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 August 2017[edit]

Can Stockholm be added as residence alongside Beverly Hills? Markus owns the most expensive flat in Stockholm[1]

He also said on his Reddit account that he spends a "large majority" of his time in Stockholm and only uses his American house for "vacations and parties", but Reddit is apparently not a good enough source despite it being confirmed as his account, but I respect this. (talk) 17:35, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Not done: The article doesn't clearly say that he's moved in to the flat. Just that he bought it. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 03:08, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
But the source for him living in Beverly Hills says the exact same thing. (talk) 20:34, 15 August 2017 (UTC)