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Another user found a duplicate and did not vote to close, I voted to close... but it is not yet closed.

Maybe when closing your own question you should have more voting power or just be able to close without waiting for a vote.

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The ability to close a question is given to the community. You can delete it if there are no upvoted answers, but you aren't allowed to single-handedly close it. In most cases, closing is one step towards deletion.

If you need to close something quickly in the future, post a message here on meta, or flag it for moderator attention, but be prepared to explain why it should be closed rather than deleted.

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