I would like to invite the community to consider granting me adminship. I would like to become an admin here because I feel it would enable me to better serve the project. I will happily admit that I am not the most active editor here, like my activity on other Wikimedia projects it goes through phases as my work load in real life changes, but I am confident that having admin rights would improve the contribution I can make.
I intend to continue my work to improve the organisation of media files we have here and the ability to use the flood flag would be useful in this respect, particularly where I'm recategorising a large number of files. I've tried to do as much of this work using my bot flagged account but it would be much easier in some cases to use Hot Cat which can make it very difficult for others to monitor recent changes.
I also always monitor recent changes when I'm active and regularly tag content for speedily deletion as can be seen from my deleted contributions. It would be more efficient if I was able to speedy delete this content myself and admin rights would make dealing with things like this much more straightforward.
I've made around a thousand edits here, around about another thousand as AdambroBot, and many more on other WMF projects including the English Wikipedia, English Wikinews, and Commons, and I'm an administrator on each.
I clearly don't agree that the creation of this category is appropriate and because it seems that some others are also concerned I started the current deletion request. This issue was being discussed across a variety of pages and it is much more constructive to focus discussions in one place. I will respect whatever consensus emerges and not disrupt the community if the result is to keep the category despite my reservations about it. There are much more constructive ways in which I can spend my time. Adambro 08:51, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
OK, that helps, thank you, but a follow up... The category was created as a way out of a thorny issue that was divisive. If the category is deleted, what's your suggestion for an alternative way to resolve the issue, keeping in mind the strong opinions of both "sides"? ++Lar: t/c 11:40, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Support - Being persistent always pays off :) ....--Warpath 11:23, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
I would appreciate if you could clarify exactly what your concerns are. The main reason for your opposition previously seemed to a concern about my approach to images. Images on Meta still need to be properly organised, as illustrated by Special:UncategorizedFiles, and so this is an area I would certainly continue to work. I'm not suddenly going to start deleting loads of images though. I can't recall exactly what, if any, images I've nominated for speedy deletion recently but that would give you a flavour of the kind of things I might consider speedy deleting. I think perhaps previously I didn't recognise the necessity to occasionally use unfree images and so suggested they be deleted. I would suggest though that my efforts in trying to create an EDP, as required by the Foundation for us to host unfree content, illustrate that I've gained a better appreciation of this project. Adambro 12:31, 1 July 2009 (UTC)