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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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On duplicates and other close reasons

Seeing as our dupe-closure practices are something I've complained about ad nauseum; I suppose I should pipe in here. To be sure, a bit of your question is not super clear to me after reading it ...
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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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Get people that have marked a question as a duplicate to review it since changes have been made

If you see something that doesn't agree with you on this site with regards to content or user actions, then please flag for a community moderator. That is why we are here so that you don't have to go ...
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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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