I woke up this morning to find that in the night, someone had joined, spammed the forum, and been banned, before I even logged on. One of the things that drew me to Discourse in the first place was the self-moderation tools, and to see it in action is a CM’s dream come true. (I don’t have big dreams.)
For those of you that are new to Discourse, if more than one person flags a post, the post is hidden from public view, pending an edit from the OP, or action from a moderator.
It was @richard_millington that did the banning (only an admin can do that), but your flagging hid the post from public view while he made that decision (which is especially powerful if someone goes on a rampage).