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This page contains a list of various types of solar cookers. The list was extracted from the Compendium of solar cooker designs because we felt it didn't add to the various cooker overviews already in the compendium. But seeing this list, looking at the compendium, and looking at the plans page on the archive - this all makes me think we should have a cooker design overview page on the wiki. The page should have a compact presentation of different designs - preferrably in gallery format - with links to plans pages (if they exist) and to the discussion in the compendium. Comments? --Beth Ogilvie 18:45, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

This might make sense, but I'm wondering why we wouldn't just add more photos and hotlinked text to the existing Compendium. What's your reasoning on this? Tom Sponheim 19:17, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Adding more links to the existing Compendium is a good idea too, but what I'm picturing is a page like the plans page on the archive - or even more compact - where it's easy to see it all at a glance, like Manufacturers and Vendors but sorted by design type instead of geography. Maybe the simple answer for now is to port the plans page, in gallery format, even if most of the links point back into the archive (or to stub pages that point to the archive). We could use one of those templates Walt was recommending, to put on stub pages. It'd be good to port some more of the plans also - and to port some plan pages in other languages, e.g. French and Spanish. --Beth Ogilvie 04:14, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
We could do this, but I think we might be better served at the moment by getting more of the information from the Archive (especially Solar Cooker Review) into the country pages. SCI wants to leave the plans in the Archive for the time being, so spending time to make a wiki page that mostly points to the Archive seems like a lot of work for not much gain at the moment (this could change though). I could use some help filling out the country pages. One thing that definitely missing there is the photos that went along with the News You Send items that I copied from Solar Cooker Review to the country pages in the Wiki. I think we have way too much text on the country pages. Would you be able to transfer over the photos? Tom Sponheim 05:45, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

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