I have a MyBB Forum and one of the plugins allowed a one click spam removal for one person. Not sure if PhpBB has a plugin like that or not, or if it was installed before. But it allowed an easy spam removal, where one click deletes all posts from that user, bans that username, bans any IP address that ever logged into that user, deletes all topics from that user. It made it nice to quickly remove spammers. But currently it seems more of a hassle now as there is nothing like that for default phpBB apparently. Mods and admins have to delete/ban user, ban IP address(s), and delete their topic individually. Or did I miss something in the mod menus that does this?
Not sure about phpbb regarding plugins though, but jkbbwr would have to install the plugin as he is the only one that has access to server files.
I guess I will also mention this in the forums, not just the IRC, but wouldnt it be good if one trusted person also has server file access in case of jkbbwr MIA?