According to multiple mods, gold badge holders can now unilaterally close questions as duplicates. I hold seven gold badges for tags on SO, which means I can, on my own, close questions as duplicates for those tagged questions.
Simply put: DO NOT WANT.
However, I do not see any ability in SO (the only SE site I spend much time in) to opt out of any privileges, let alone this one.
Is there a spot that I'm just not seeing that allows me to turn off this new privilege?