Hi, Terra. Myself and Fez were both applied on previous occasions (Around late 2014). Fez sadly did not have a sufficient computer to run DayZ at the time. Because of this and some other issues preventing us from putting time into the community, our accounts were deactivated after a months time of not playing.
However, before sending in our previous applications, both Fez and I put our applications in a shared Google Doc in which we could both check each other’s work to ensure good quality on both ends. We both had very different applications that got accepted. Fast forward to now, we both decided to once again make applications for the server. Upon returning to the Google Doc to reference our old applications, the only one left was my older one (issues with saving). We both decided to work off of it for reference, which would explain a similar application, but we even checked between each other to make sure that we had distinct applications for the final draft. I could understand the concern with copying, but I believe in our circumstances this could be omitted. (Especially since applications will not vary very much if following the rules properly anyway. In fact, we even went over the app with a set of community helpers, both of which gave the thumbs up).
I’m not sure if you can look back that far into old applications to 100% confirm these statements (old username the same as this one) but if you could, you would see there is no real reason we would copy each other with the same application. If you require any more elaboration, feel free to ask. I’d also be willing to do a verbal meeting if you prefer something like that for further discussion. And if you want, we could completely revise our apps and start from scratch. I apologize for any stirrup this has caused. Hopefully we can resolve this issue soon.