Whilst Joy6 has been somewhat emotive in her response I have to agree with what she says. No matter what grievances 2 people had from an argument elsewhere it was wrong to bring it in such a petulant mannner onto another thread posted by someone who had nothing to do with it. The last two posters merely reinforce the idea of a clique where one turns up to criticise and the next turns up to commend the criticism. Personally I think so-called cliques are inevitable and more rightly termed 'people with similar views and affinities who get on with each other'. Of course that will happen and of course there will always be those who feel left out and that is just too bad. What doesn't help the situation is when people look like they are ganging up on someone they disagree with.
Like Joy I rarely post on messageboards and its a shame that whilst i enjoy reading and learning from the various conversations my only postings are when I have been annoyed enough to make comment. But sometimes "outsiders" with no board allegiances get a better picture of what is going on.
My apologies to Ping for continuing this but the thread was already spoilt.