I was just browsing new questions when a user changed his/her post from what seemed to be a reasonable question to a very aggressively offensive post, complete swearing in the title and derogatory language in the body about MSE users.
I flagged it immediately and others apparently did the same for it was soon gone. Before it was deleted, and presumably the user, I went into quickly trying to figure out how to get this user banned. The help center didn't offer any answers that I saw.
This is moot for the event I described here, but it made me wonder what the process is and how to initiate it. Is this is a moderator only action? Does the user need to be flagged.
I am just curious. Thanks.