At present, low-rep users can not assist in finding duplicates and other questions that need closing, apart from flagging for mod attention.
However, we don’t wish low rep users to be closing questions that should not be closed!
So why not:
- Let all users vote to close
- Only votes from the high rep users count towards the five votes needed for an “auto close”
- 10K+ users can see a list of all questions with lots of votes to close
(This can be thought of as a way to move work from the diamond mods to the 10K+ users)