I said I've been a member since 2006. Why would I be unsure of that? I have nearly 300 posts going (albeit from years ago). The sarcasm is unnecessary - especially given how annoying this issue has been for veteran members.
I don't know (or remember) who the mods are or how to contact them because I don't normally give a toss or have any need to contact them.
Thank you for the replies and for the above info, though. I got my old profile back so it's resolved thanks to your input.
Creating a "new" account with my old account info worked