i think something that would increase user confidence would be to have it so it displays something like your ahelp has been looked at
"help i am be griffe"
We should ALWAYS send a message to a reporter when the ahelp is looked at - that's just what is expected from the admin team.
A related issue, which again is unfortunate and can't be helped, is a lack of coder activity as of late. I showed up around 2015 and there seemed to be a lot more new things being added and new content being made than there is now. Definitely feels like everything's just sort of gummed up lately, and I've ended up spending more time on other servers because of it.
I feel like that's a natural result of being a volunteer based project. There's going to be an ebb and flow to how often coders add content.
The best solution is for people to join #imcoder and start learning how to make patches since becoming a coder requires a very high amount of time on the server and trust from the admin team