On the Mathematics Meta question promoting HSM (actually on my "answer"), there were some comments made about the birth of this site. According to the accuser, it was conceived by "power-hungry users" instead of by "genuine public demand". The user also cast doubt on the ability of Danu to moderate - insinuating that he was part of the circle.
I responded via this in my answer (as well as through comments):
Note: [Name of commenter] has be insinuating that the formation of the site was actually the result of a plan between "power-hungry users". This seems to be baseless. I checked the commitment and followers stats on Area 51, and a) Danu (whom [Name of commenter] seems to be alluding to) did not join the proposal/commitment for a long time, and b) Neither did any of the other high-rep users currently on HSM - at least, not as early as would be expected of a group guilty of conspiracy. I could, of course, be completely wrong about everything I'm saying, but it seems highly unlikely that this is the case.
Am I crazy, or what? Why does this user think there was this "narrow circle"?
I have absolutely no idea what to tag this question with, by the way. The whole situation is ridiculous.