Further to the previous question, what is the best way to handle the situation when a hold has lapsed and you have another person wanting to apply for the character? It's not a case of choosing between two apps - Player A has placed a hold and then fallen off the face of the earth, as far as I can tell. Not responding to IJ pings, not on AIM, etc - and Player B wants to app the character.
Do I tell Player B to app anyhow, and risk having to turn them down when/if Player A comes through?
Do I tell Player A tough luck and accept Player B's on principle?
Or do I wait until I have both apps, making Player B wait for Player A, and then decide based on merit? Of the three options I feel like this is the least fair.