The activity on this site speaks of good will towards a standards development project.
John MacFarlane’s distinguished presence would lend gravitas and interest to anything.
But others are already calling it YAMF, it’s visibly (look at code-fencing) a Meteor, Reddit, Stack Exchange, and GitHub flavour, even if John MacFarlane has been recruited in the name of tightening up an unextended core.
And hoisting pirate flags like “Standard” or “Common” strikes an insecure note – each inspires about as much confidence as the Skull & Crossbones or the head of Struwwelpeter, and both suggest an anxiety that the product itself will not sell well on its intrinsic merits, and needs to be packaged as ANSI in drag.
So far, all that that approach (and membership) has achieved is to invite opposition and a slight sense of comedy.
If the thing is genuinely useful, demonstrate that convincingly, and the buyers will come to it under any name. YAMF is at least honest, and expresses a degree of self-confidence and some sense of humour.
If you want to build consensus, leaven the project with a wider range of members, recruit some human skills, and attend to the challenges of acceptance and adoption before you dive down the rabbit hole of particular technical issues.