This is true. However, how many of those who have returned have sites of their own to promote? I know I don't, and I've noticed several others returning to actively post here but aren't utilizing the promotion services. The community isn't really the problem, I'll agree with that, but this does bring up an interesting point about services and their datedness.FP Has came back, over the last weeks with Cameron as an new owner and the old team is also came back it has picked up. Allot of old members are now here and posting aroundHonestly I think the main thing is just that forums are no longer that popular of a communication platform; facebook groups and reddit have really taken over, unfortunately. Back in '09 FP was getting like 1,000 posts a day but there were just way more people running, and using, forums. The site is far from dead though so there's always some incremental improvements that can be made.
Are the promotion services being offered things that belong in 2018? Or has their popularity faded in the last decade? I believe that is what the staff are wanting to see here.
To those with active, open forums of their own: think about what service would be most helpful to you and suggest that. Think out of the box and go wild, you never know what will be possible.