I think this sort of thing shouldn't be posted on the public boards: it should be taken care of via personal messages to the admin. I mean, isn't there a policy not to start threads about members? I assume this ought to apply to members we might not approve of as well as members we all love.
Just a question of clarification.
an admin can correct me if i'm wrong, but your above statement is basiclly correct.
in this case though, this was a new user, no previous posts who continually posted spam in all sorts of threads. not only was is spam, it was malicious in the fact that it tried to gather personal information/accounts/passwords.
unlike the typical "i don't like person X because they're mean" style threads, this was more on technical merit. just my opinion. that and we were having a bit of trouble getting an admin's attention.