Nita, you should post a topic in only one spot. If a topic you are interested in (yours or someone else's) "disappears" after a while, you can find it by going to the link at the left ("Caribbean Port Chat," for example) - click on that and a list of topics will show up. If you want to "bump" it to the forefront again, you can post another reply to it and it should again show up at the right under its title.
Sorry about the mixup on your pictures. I sure hope you get this resolved with VIP.