i dont think hostility is necessary for any reason at this point in all of our lives. its a stressful time for everyone, assuming you're in the midst of the application process or waiting for replies.
its not the end of the world if someone asks a question that has been asked before, or that could be found elsewhere. im sure EVERYTHING on this board could be found elsewhere if you looked hard enough.
and its not like there's a search button we can use (why not?).
if a question bothers someone that much, don't answer it.