I should probably keep my mouth shut as I have not fulfilled my duties in a long ass time and shouldn't really have a say in this, but I really have to say, this post is so unnecessasy. You can simply post in the rookie's broth, state your motivation which you have made clear in this post, and from there remind people of the rules and post ban requests when required. You'll be chosen eventually if you have the skills and motivation. This is really not to shit all over you, just some advice. This post feels almost as if a promotion has to happen right now.