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How is user without gold tag badge closing questions as duplicates with no other votes?

It's not single-handed: notice the presence of Community in the close voter list. Last year a feature was introduced to Stack Exchange to allow question askers to single-handedly close their ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Software Engineering

I've been working on reviewing these and I've noticed that I've picked the "related, but not a dupe" option far more than saying that questions are duplicates. I think part of that is the nature of ...
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This question already has answers... where?

That's because that question has been closed a long, long time ago, when the duplicate notice was added in the question body itself. It needs a ♦ moderator (or a gold tag badge holder, but there are ...
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When is it appropriate to vote to close as a duplicate?

The guidance for duplicate questions is very clear and specific. In a nutshell: If you're going to close a user's question as a duplicate, it has to be a real duplicate. For example, if a user ...
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This question already has answers... where?

I fixed it. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Software Engineering

I've gone through a bunch of these questions (about the first hundred or so). I think I marked only a handful as actual duplicates (maybe 5?). A handful were related but it felt like a large ...
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When is it appropriate to vote to close as a duplicate?

My understanding is the same as the one that Servy presents in the comments captured above. Question A is a duplicate of Question B if the answers to Question B answer Question A. That said, there ...
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Post notice for duplicating question does not show the duplicated question

This is a legacy issue caused by the old way of handling duplicates versus the new way. I resolved it by reopening and voting to close.
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Software Engineering

The project is drawing to a close, and I am planning to take down the annotation interface this weekend. Thank you very much to everyone who helped out, and thank you for all the valuable feedback ...
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How is user without gold tag badge closing questions as duplicates with no other votes?

It's not a bug. There's a feature where, when a question is voted as a duplicate, the asker is presented with the other question and prompted to either confirm that it's a duplicate or to review the ...
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