I would support such an effort but you should keep in mind that the promotion of the forum isn't a huge priority for core people who make a decision about how the website looks like.
If you want them to change the main website it might help to have a wireframe of how you want the website to look and a link to the forum plugin that would show the latest 10 topics.
Then either Ernesto or Alexandra is your best contact person.
Dan started the current version of this forum by saying:
"He it would be cool to have a forum. I'll do the necessary work"
This forum isn't a priority for the QS Labs team. This get done by someone
offering to them.
Before this version of the forum lunched I told Dan, that it will be hard to get it going and that I don't believe that it will become active.
Dan tried to get it started but after it didn't get going I think his focus is now elsewhere.
The last login to his account was in May.
Maybe he does a bit of Spam deletion under the Admin account but I don't think he posted anything in the meantime.
To try to get this forum restarted we need to it easy for people to participate.
That means having interesting discussions where people want to join and trying to involve key people who make valuable contributors.
The world is small, isn't it?