Don't Java Applications and Java Applets work pretty much the same, other than the delivery mechanism?
I know that some things work differently, but in general you can take the code from a Java Application and convert it into an Applet without much fuss. There isn't a way (IMO) to separate the Application and Applet threads in the Java forum into their own separate forums without also needing to create a "general Java" forum -- which I imagine would be the 'home' of the majority of the threads there.
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on any of my points. This isn't a "no" answer (not that I have the final say anyway), just a "we need more information before we do such a thing" answer.