In order, if you activate the FM Pro Forum on the top of the page you should get this presentation below.
Please let us know...
It's there now. Might have just been a a browser restart...
And maybe you had a thread open. You won't find the control for opening a new thread on the same "view" that you use to see all the posts for a given thread. If you are reading this post, for example, there won't be any link for starting a new thread until you navigate back to the preceding screen.