I've been working on the spam blacklist recently, and was urged on more than one occasion to "get the sysopbit already!" The impetus for doing it right now was I was going to edit a (very long) protected archive page, and it took forever to load, and then I hit edit and it took forever again, only to not be able to edit the page (grrrrr!) So here I am.
Now the info you really care about: I am already sysop & CU at en.wikibooks, where I am highly active. I'm also sysop at Commons. I had OTRS access granted only last week. I am active on many wikis dealing with spam/vandalism. I am reasonable, unlikely to go on a rampage, etc. I think I've shown that I can put the buttons to good use, and I hope I'm trusted enough to welcome to the team.
Support. Mike is more than capable. Without wanting to sound hypocritical, just take it easy with all the new accesses you've been getting lately. Otherwise, you should be fine. =] --Anonymous DissidentTalk 04:29, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
I wouldn't ask if I thought it'd be too much, and I would relinquish any additional tools I might stop using. I strongly believe that the tools are meant to be used, so I would expect to not have them if I stopped using them (and would request as much myself). – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:47, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
Support Seen Mike around tons of places, and I agree he's unlikely to go on a rampage. :) EVula// talk // ☯ // 06:56, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
Support Capable cross wiki admin. Mike does have things to learn (as we all do) however he has learnt much in the time I have known him. I missed supporting him on en wb some time back because I didn't know him well enough - I know him better now. Mike is hard working & helpful - equally he is prepared to actually do work on the blacklist - I for one appreciate that. Thanks for being prepared to help --Herbytalk thyme 06:59, 26 April 2008 (UTC)