I'm not trying to be a jerk here, but it's not that nice to take over another MB because you dislike another one, or this one is "quiet". And that's what it would be if what you wanted to happen happened, because there are so few people, it's basically an MB takeover. The IR MB wouldn't be IR MB in anything more than name.
I'm glad to welcome new people, it's just I really wish more people would have an interest in the books/games. Even if you only read the first one, it says something. That our community matters.
It just feels like you're saying our MB only matters for other people who likely don't know or care about the books to use. Not to talk to other fans or readers of the books. Sort of like an organ donor.
I apologize if any of that sounded rude, I'm just very sensitive when it comes to outside MBers and IR. There's been a lot of conflicts and it leaves me wary of plans that involve a lot of people visiting IR at once.
I'm still willing to hear of any plans you have. Maybe if we take it slow, like a few people at a time (and add in some threads involving book activities), it could work.