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Such a feature has been discussed before on the big meta (How Do I Opt Out of Privileges?). It has been rejected, with a very simple reason: Nobody (i.e., not even the casual voters) should vote for duplicating unless they are 100% sure it is the correct action. If you are not sure, you should simply comment, not vote to close, and see where it goes.


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The notorious dupehammer gives superpowers to learned members of the community, but here are the rules: You can instantly close as a duplicate any question that was originally asked with a tag you have a gold badge for. You can instantly reopen any question closed as a duplicate that was originally asked with a tag you have a gold badge for. You ...


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No. In the same way that mod votes are binding as we are expected to have experience in using them, once you have shown knowledge in a particular tag it's expected that you do know about it. So you are in a position to judge if a question should be closed.


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