This is fine, reporting is preferred, since it's easy to locate the posts which were reported.
Slightly longer answer (not specific to you, but an FYI to all): just because you are the OP of a thread, doesn't mean you can dictate what happens in a thread. This is an open board for discussion, and you don't gain "ownership" of a thread just from starting it. I've been seeing a lot of (what seems to me to be) relatively harmless posts being reported just because the opinions therein don't agree with other posters. It's a message board, and if we all thought the same thing, there wouldn't really be very much to talk about!
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