(As of before I made the title twice as long but more specific - you should read my function names!) my question is a duplicate of
- Closing my own question as a duplicate (Oct 2010)
- Allow question askers to close their own questions unilaterally (July 2009)
However our business logic has changed so much since then and since I find the logic in the original questions obsolete I'm re-raising this. As I have argued all over the place and there is some consensus on, duplicates are much more like valid questions that happen to be answered somewhere else than they are like close-candidate questions. I'm putting this in bold since it is okay to re-open feature requests if there is a reason things have changed (and also here), and our current most official stance on duplicates being warmly received comes from November 2010, more recent than either of the questions above. The reasoning:
- The OP can accept an answer unilaterally. Shouldn't the OP be able to unilaterally accept an answer on a linked question, viz., close as duplicate?
- If the question turns out to be a duplicate the OP has no way to indicate the question is resolved until at least 5 users have participated. Those 5 users should not have had to drill into the question to figure this out, much like accepting an answer.
- In general all the reasons accepting answers is important, apply perfectly well here.