Thanks for clarifying -- I guess I don't really see how what has happened in that thread is trolling more than what happens in any other thread where people veer off onto related debate topics. I do understand how frustrating it is to have a thread derailed though, because that's definitely happened to my threads. That may be partly why I don't start thread topics very often anymore.
I just *really really wish* that debates would stay more or less cordial, even when they get fairly heated. I appreciate your comments.
It was actually only one fake profile. I recieved an obvious fishing attempt via HSA email so I clicked on the profile link and found it. I notified Camden Spiller and the profile was deleted right away.
RE: counterpoint and orchestration
I have a recommended resource for counterpoint, available (currently) for free at http://www.calvin.edu/academic/music/faculty/dfuentes.stm .
Dr Fuentes is one of my professors. I have read the book and it has helped my understanding of music a lot. It assumes some music theory background, which I don't know where you're at on.