Ok so everyone is aware of the well defined and good behavior of being able to delete your own questions(within reason). Now then, my question is why can't you immediately close your own question?
Often times I will find a duplicate question and (or someone will post it) but the question has low views. So it may end up not being closed for months(or even ever in one case) unless I flag for moderator attention. The thing is, I don't see what the point of this kind of behavior is. Why can't the owner of the question have the ultimate say in closing it? (though not the same for reopening!)