thanks to hgtonight for the code to put this together. Not sure how useful it will be but it adds the option to be able to show the New Discussion Big Button regardless of being logged in or not.
This is my first attempt at making a real module that does not rely on jquery or other methods of adding content. So good luck with that... lol..well as it turns out the only thing I created about this plugin is the icon.The rest minus a single line of code is brought to you by the one and only hgtonight !! so this plugin is practically "approved"
version 1.1 fixed a syntax error
version1.2 made revisions to the default.php based on hgtonight's recommendations .