Each of you is here because I’ve come to find you smart and interesting.
That’s it, really. Each of you is, in your own way, a hero to me.
In that sense, this whole exercise (the presence of this forum, that is) is a great act of selfishness on my part. I frequently find myself thinking about this or that, and more specifically find myself thinking “I wonder what so and so thinks about this or that”. You are all my go-to “so and so’s”, as it were.
And so, with that in mind, if you know someone who you think would be a productive contributor, by all means, feel free to invite him or her. Don’t think you need to run the nominee past me, or the group, first. I trust the judgement of everyone here.
One other comment: I don’t want anyone thinking this forum is designed to replace the SH or poach members from there or any of that. That’s not my intent or motivation at all. That said, it is clear to me that the SH is not a place where the sort of discussion I find interesting and challenging is able to take place.