EDIT: I received a very courteous reminder from a member in which it was pointed out that it was in poor taste for me to disparage an entire university because of the behavior of a few immature outliers. This is of course entirely correct, and I wanted to issue a public apology for this and thank the member who contacted me to request that I correct this breach of professional etiquette. Mea culpa for that. It was inexcusable, and I offer no defense other than frustration of dealing with this sort of thing too often and for too long coupled with a fair amount of sleep deprivation. Both are poor excuses. What I should have said was that all moderators can locate the geographical origins of posts, these latest all seemed to be coming from the same place, that historically this same place has been the origination point of more audition thread troll posts than any other by a fair margin, and that no one was being fooled about that. Naming the place was totally uncalled for on my part, and I won't let it happen again.
That said, the fact remains that orchestral audition threads are - historically speaking - the most commonly and consistently trolled threads in the history of the Talkbass DB forums, and this has got to stop. These type of threads should be service threads to the bass community, not open forums to make anonymous potshots at the playing or sexual orientation or gender identity of others out there taking auditions; this type of trolling is among the most cowardly and immature of all internet behavior, and it will not be tolerated here. All accounts that seem to have been created to troll these kind of threads will be summarily banned. Please help facilitate this by reporting troll posts in audition threads as soon as you see them. And again, my sincerest apologies for my earlier lapse of judgement.