Saddler, why so circumspect. Why not say what you mean, i.e. "I think Kilkis is a self opinionated boring sh*t and I don't like him". See its easy. I am absolutely certain that there are other people who think the same. I am also certain that there are people who don't think that. It's called human nature.
There is no "in-crowd". There is no "we". It's all in your imagination. Either you're still living in the 1970s or perhaps the lockdown is causing you to be paranoid? People post comments that they think are relevant. Other people respond, possibly agreeing, possibly disagreeing or possibly adding something completely new. That is how a forum works. After the decades you have spent following this forum I thought you would have known that.
I have no problem with any member of this forum and that includes you, Kamisiana, Mouche, OurManInChania etc. You are welcome to post any comment you like, including about me if you wish, as is everybody else. I am interested in anybody's opinions on matters that interest me whether I agree with them or not and so I tend to respond to such posts. I have no interest whatsoever in anybody's opinions about me. If you go back and look at my post that you refer to, seventh post down in this thread
, you will find that the comment I made was in direct reply to OurManInChania's comment, "A bloody smart arse patronzing tit you are !!!". If I quote a specific part of someone's post and then post a reply, that reply is to that specific part of the post, not a general response. Since OurManInChania only joined in March 2020 I thought he might not know that I don't care what people's opinions about me are.