If you are returning to the forum and getting out of the Pit etc, you just have to come back and post on a regular basis to regain your status. The best advice I can give on that is to participate in the Event with at least 5 posts a day and you will never seen the Pit lol. One guy did that for years and got a lot of LoL cards as a result because he didn't vanish. The guy never won anything, but he did stay steady for over 2 years and then benefited as a result. The Event is the best at keeping you active and transparent. 99% of the time when somebody drops out of the Event or takes "an Event off" etc that member usually goes down to nothing quite fast. There have been a few exceptions over the years, but that is the general rule. In general terms, enjoy the community (not just the shop lol) and you will be welcomed back. Those that vanish for months at a time could have some or most points removed simply due to the fact that they are community points only and vanishing is not being part of the community.