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I don't have sufficient rep, but I'd like to accept as a duplicate

What does the top % mean on careers?

Should we be able to add a vote to close for duplicate if we asked it, even if the rep is too low.

marked as duplicate by Robert Harvey Aug 14 '13 at 15:36

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  • You can always use flagging. – hjpotter92 Aug 14 '13 at 15:32
  • Perhaps only if the close votes already exist, otherwise you might get even more noise in the close queue, and we all know it doesn't need that – StephenTG Aug 14 '13 at 15:32
  • If you accept it as a duplicate, there's no real reason for the duplicate to exist, so why not just delete your question? – Jason C Aug 14 '13 at 15:35
  • @StephenTG Adding open questions to the close vote queue isn't a bad thing. It's a good thing. The queue doesn't have problems keeping up with new questions added, it just hasn't succeeded in getting through all of the questions with 1-4 votes from before there was a CV queue. Also note that users can flag questions for closure if they can't vote, so they can already add posts to that queue easily enough. – Servy Aug 14 '13 at 15:35
  • @Servy Fair enough – StephenTG Aug 14 '13 at 15:38
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    Oh, the irony of having your question about duplicates being a duplicate... – Johnny Bones Aug 14 '13 at 15:42
  • @Johnny Not just a duplicate... but a duplicate of a duplicate! – Doorknob Aug 15 '13 at 0:05

I don't see a compelling reason to add this. It's rather uncommon for people to want to close their own questions, so this feature wouldn't be used all that much, and we generally don't have so much of an issue closing questions once the process has started that this feature is desperately needed.

You can always flag for closure if you find a duplicate and there are not yet any votes to close, just to get the process started.

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