No, definitely logged in. Tried the same steps on work computer, both chrome and IE, both logged in to the forum, and both produced the same result - blank IE windows, and no ability to PM in Chrome. Only other thing I can try is booting up iMac or MacBook when I get home tonight and see if either of those show something different. What version of MacOS are you running? I can't upgrade past El Capitan due to the age of my hardware, and it also runs like a dog (even on my i7 iMac with 12Gb RAM), which is why I moved back to Windows a couple years ago.
Oh, and yes I'm using https