No. This project is not about maximising the amount of system administration its authors have to do.
Yes, JS is a bad language by many criteria.
But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t do its job. Discourse is a well-tested platform, and used by many. If that isn’t enough for you, I’m sorry mate but most of the web is actually made out of JS.
The point is, it would be a big waste of time and resources for something of very little importance (there’s not much traffic on the forum), especially compared to reaching pijul 1.0