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If one acquires a score of 1000 points or more on a given tag, one gets awarded the "privilege" to single-handedly close questions. This is also called golden hammer privilege. But what if someone does not want to have this? Is there a possibility to have my vote just recorded without immediately closing the question? Please don't get me wrong, I do not want to tell others with a gold badge what to do or what not to do, but I would find it nice if I could just vote to close instead of closing a question without others having to agree of it. From my point of view, the ideal way resolving this issue would be if there were two buttons, one
vote to close and another one
close, such that users with that score would have this choice.
QUESTION: Is it possible to provide the "golden hammer" users the option to just vote to close rather than closing single-handedly?
ADDENDUM: It might not be easy or even possible to have this feature on this site. Another way of dealing with that is that the first golden badge user (who doesn't want to close the question on her or his own) just leaves a message "I think this is a duplicate of post X" and if enough others say "Me too" then one of the golden hammer users can close it. Of course, this is just a thought, but it would be nice if you could express your opinion or possible ways of improving this "code of conduct" in a comment or answer.
UPDATE: To my greatest embarrassment, I found that my question is (in a way) a duplicate of Ignasis question. I guess the main thing that is different is that I would not have accepted the answer that says
If you are not sure, you should simply comment, not vote to close, and see where it goes.
because IMHO it is not at all to the point. Even if I am sure, this does not mean that I am right. On a daily basis one can find on the main site disagreements between expert users. Sometimes A is right, sometimes B, and sometimes none. That's why we have open discussions here, they are supposed to help us finally finding or approaching the true or best answer. And this works only if if it is not in the hand of one single user to decide. (And in a way that is also how democracy works.) So, in short, my question is different from Ignasi's question in that it's accepted answer is not to the point. My question is simply how to maintain some quality control over question closures.