I hate having to use the downvoat button to bury spam posts. It does little to nothing to deter spammers.
I do a manual workaround to put readers on notice that a post/poster is spam by writing something like, "OP is a spammer. Only posts to their website. Submission history here (link)."
But it's tedious to do that and I know I come off as an ass doing it sometimes even though I'm trying to give everyone a heads-up. It'd be so much easier to get the Report Spam option back and let the mods sort it out.
Why did the Report Spam button go away anyway?