What I understood from the article is that developers have other favourite developers on CP. Somehow that got connected with they owning a personal site... It seems misleading.
Correct me if I am wrong, but at the end of each article you can jump to the authors profile and there you can see his homepage if one was inserted in the settings... also (even in this article), the short biography section may hold a link to his site.
My suggestion needs a neater coded solution: Have a "Authors Favorites" section in each of the members profile, which they could list their favourite/most appreciated developers on CP. You can do it by FORM, or better yet enter it in a single TextField (like your BIO) or a specially intended field (involves Chris).
This might catch on with the CP members, which will choose to add to their list links to other authors profiles.
Summary - The link to the member is relevant, not the link to his homepage.
allia wrote: What I understood from the article is that developers have other favourite developers on CP.
While this may be true, the article is not a list of our or anybody's favorite CPians. Anyone can be added to the list, they just need to send an email.
The idea behind the article is simply to have a central location where "off-site" interests of CodeProject members can be listed. These can either be homepages and blogs, or sites selling their latest apps.
Granted you can look at each member's bio for a link to their site, but that can be time consuming.
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I think it is worth having a page like this but I think the products/services links should be removed. Provided only the interesting/funny blogs and so on are listed (ie good quality control ) this page is a good idea.