Hi and welcome back! I think things probably look a little different around here than you are used to. Certainly the vBulletin boards can take a bit of getting used to! Visitor messages take the place of PM's when you are a new member. Feel free to reply to me with any questions! Once you hit 25 posts, you can apply for Citizenship, then things should look a lot more familiar to you. Since you have been absent for awhile, I'd also recommend the New Citizen Class taught by our wonderful mayor. Follow the link in my signature!
Again, I am glad to meet you and please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!