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Yeah, that is what confuses me too

Really should be an option for those who have been around before the the change was implemented. At least for a period of time, so that people will have had the chance.

I feel like it should remove the homework and not let people skip.

Skipping would probably do so that it might take longer for a person's homework to be graded and I don't think that is fair.

I have no idea what x and what menu you are talking about

As a reward for competitions, this is already possible to do for Management.

Sometimes when people apply, the applications are saved for perhaps a future point in time, if the person applied during a time that they weren't looking or there just was a better choice at the time, but might be interesting in the future when a new spot is available.

People don't always look at the email, if they aren't looking at that time.

If you want to know ask the leader, if you are still in the running. Some people might not want to discuss it, which is also something that needs to be respected.

And like I said, I don't think it will be implemented due to the other functionality

Then I don't understand why you have the names of the houses still