1) I think I got a few opinions on this already, but how would y'all feel about opening up apps to original AU's? Meaning it would still have to be an established canon character but you wouldn't have to base their AU backstory on a specific canon.
2) Would anyone have a serious problem with cutting down the time between apps to a week? We don't really have a mad rush on the apps page, so |D (Full disclosure: I do happen to be sitting impatiently on a Supergirl app that I have another week before I can post. >.>).