I wondered the same. I've gotten applicants that don't meet hardly any of the requirements. I think they apply at any FS they see on here maybe, or just hit some random FS in the list in the game. I would love to get some of the ones you post, but none of them have the goods we need, save for gems. Thanks for posting though! Sorry I never take the time. But I haven't been getting applicants either.
Yeah, I think there must be a lot of people who just think, "I'll apply to every fellowship in the top 100 w/ an opening!" (or whatever rank they choose as an outside parameter). I don't even bother messaging them unless they've messaged me first; I just decline their applications. 'Cause I've become a salty old archmage who mutters under her breath about the way "standards of behavior have fallen" and "politeness used to be a virtue back when I was a young player."