Just a suggestion (hope this is the correct forum)... I think it would be helpful to give folks who report posts some feedback on the status of that report, and to amend the offending post if it has been abusive etc.
I understand it would involve extra work for the mods concerned, but it is somewhat annoying to see a post containing personal abuse (irrespective of who it is directed at), take the time to report the post, get no response and the post remains visible for all to view. I think it would be especially helpful in forums such as Irish Economy (for example) where calling anyone a "Troll" will result in an infraction, but reporting the post has no visible effect (i.e. posts still remain).