Nah, it was disabled because for some reasons, its first page of topic has the same effect as if you would run Crysis maxed out on the server.
Also according to Qwerty last night on IRC, if people apply for staff they end up on a list. However, there doesn't seem to be any plan for hiring for the time being since there's other stuff to do before. I hope this is not another Void P or TI French Team scenario where they decided to stick with the current group of staff until the very end, until the entire staff is depleted, though, because it has been over a year since the last CoT hiring run occured and they used to occur every 6 month or so...
Also the closing of TIMGUL might possible bring some new musicians in, although it is not guaranteed. For that to happen Netham45 would need to send his db backup to juju anyway (or if that fails, I can send one, although it's much older)
I wonder if the staff hiring/changing needs to go to the Anti-Riot Squad too, since half of them are currently inactive when I last checked?
And is it confirmed that TIMGUL is definitely closing down? ;(