how would it be if the mods simply read threads and react without any earlier notification of an offensive post (aka without anybody reporting a post)? I'm quite sure that only a little fraction of the users actually uses the report button (otherwise Raging Lamb wouldn't have it in his signature), but there are often posts that are quoted by a huge part of the actual thread and those quotes show disagreement (to say it generally). So why not simply take action on a post a big part of the users in a thread disagree with?
Actually that's a nice idea, but do you know how much time that takes? You can't expect the moderator team to spit through every thread and every post as a volunteer. I don't know how things are with the other moderators but I do have a life you know.
But maybe we/you can throw this idea in the "New rules" thread and see what others think about it.
By the way, Mike wasn't reported by anyone the last 2 times (in 2 weeks time) he got a ban.
Former #1 in FITD (Titles: 11 / US Open 2009 + MS Shanghai 2010 + MS Cincinatti 2011 champion)
also: Bangkok 2008, Sydney 2009, Acapulco 2009, Dubai 2009, Båstad 2009, Stockholm 2009, Eastbourne 2010 & Auckland 2013
Former #1 in Suicide Tennis (Titles: 2 / Won: 7)
#178 (PR#145) in TT Singles (Titles: 3 / CH Ortisei 2010, CH Bratislava 2010 & CH Mons 2012) | ATP Zagreb F 2013
#162 (PR#72) in TT Doubles (Titles: 6 / CH Rome 2011 + CH Ostrava 2011 w. vn01, CH Madrid 2012 w. Rodrigol_87, CH Sheffield 2013 w. sdtoot & CH Rome 2013 + CH Bordeaux 2013 w. Sonj1989)