Template:Did you know nominations/Nojpetén

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The following discussion is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by BlueMoonset (talk) 03:20, 18 December 2012 (UTC)


  • ... that the island city of Nojpetén was the capital of the last surviving Maya kingdom when the Spanish stormed it in 1697?

Created/expanded by Simon Burchell (talk). Self nom at 12:53, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

  • The hook is interesting and sourced (AGF for the offline source, of which no copies apparently exist in my country) and the article is well written, but I'm pretty sure that File:Isladeflores.jpg is a copyright violation - recent images that are smaller than is typically for the results of digital cameras and lack metadata can't be assumed to be legit, especially when they're aerial photos uploaded by someone with no history of any other contributions. File:Mayapan_Castillo.jpg also lacks full metadata, but appears to have been scanned in from a film photo by an editor with a long history of legit contributions so should be OK. Nick-D (talk) 07:44, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
  • What about now? - I've swapped it for another aerial photo, although I can't find any metadata for that either, but it's an old photo (2004), probably scanned, and by a user who does have a history of contributions. Thanks, Simon Burchell (talk) 09:11, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Sorry, but that one looks questionable as well - it's from Wikitravel and there's no reason for any genuinely self-made photo to be that tiny. Nick-D (talk) 09:42, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
  • OK, I've brought one in from Flickr, which looks genuine enough, but just in case, I have a backup Flickr photo at File:Isla de Flores, Petén, vista aérea.jpg... As for smallness of photos, some people release a lower res photo as CC, to tempt people into paying for larger copies...although I don't see anything to suggest that in these particular cases. Simon Burchell (talk) 11:28, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg That works for me - this is good to go. The other photos might have been OK, but given that this article is going to be linked directly from the main page it seems best to take a conservative attitude to copyright issues. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 07:11, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
Phew! Thanks Nick, all the best, Simon Burchell (talk) 07:55, 17 December 2012 (UTC)