I can't see the Add a new discussion topic button in the Discussion Board. Why can't I see it?

I can't see the Add a new discussion topic button in the Discussion Board. Why can't I see it?

If you are able to click into the discussion board, but do not see an Add a new discussion topic button, it is likely that you do not have group access to the forum in question.  You can verify this by contacting the Helpdesk so that we may verify the settings of the forum in question.  There is currently no date restriction mechanism that would cause the button to disappear after a certain date.

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