I've developed a sharepoint community site which is allowing some external users. I need these users to be able to read, comment, reply, to discussions, but not have ability to add new discussions. Can't seem to remove the "+ New Discussion" from the discussion board.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Edit the page containing the Discussion Board List. Select the web part and Click on Edit webpart. Select Toolbar Type to "No Toolbar" and save the webpart.


Edit AllItems.aspx view page with SharePoint Designer and insert the below Jquery/Javascript, which hides it completely


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