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  • Group Discussion Changes

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    1. For group discussions (but also for discussions and blogs) ensure the update and delete buttons properly show (should only show when you are the author).   These buttons appear on the upper right corner when you display an article and they appear on the right when you view articles in your collection (Publish | Collection).
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    4. Create new articles (especially group discussions) and ensure all works properly.

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