1. here is a test user account. Username: user1 Password: user1
2. Not sure where the public message button went, although my thoughts are that its also overlapping with the others. In this theme they’re not buttons, but text links. so you can see a bunch of text on top of text. if that makes sense.
When you log into http://www.writerscubed.com the home page won’t have much on it. click on a user image to the right and you should see the jumbled text on the top right of the profile page.