Reporting the first found thread works better in most cases. Not sure what triggers it..sometimes the ban for spam button isn't present. This particular option removes all content posted by that spammer regardless of where it's posted. When that is missing, we have to manually delete the content. When I do this, I merge all their threads and delete en masse' rather than one at a time. FYI- If you are not a mod, you don't see the deleted threads. We still see them until they are buried with new content.. Just a fun fact and one of the reasons I will usually merge the posts.