The thread was at first to shed light on the progress of these applications since it's been over a month since it was first announced, and having the announcement channel in Discord unmuted, I was debating on why something that involves the community, was no where near on Discord. I would have thought that it would have its own place on the forums in the form of a thread, but unless I'm blind, there was none. What was the decision to have it only on the site? It's now buried with all the promotional news and I had this conversation with a friend that was indeed thinking about becoming a GM, didn't know that the team was recruiting until I told him. That just says something.
The only thing that I can think of that would justify this decision would be the team being able to 'hide' behind the silence to organise(?).
Granted these questions have come in late, but it's best to know ask them now.
I honestly don't really have much hope in there being a reply where a GM or a CM would say something other than "we're still looking at the applicants".