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We all know about tag gold badge. If a user has a tag gold bage, he can close a question under particular tag immediately.

This question is asked under particular tags perl,bash,awk and this user have a tag gold badge for bash. He put the first close vote on that question but it fails to close immediately, Why?

  • Hammer worked fine for me. :) Seriously now, the answer in the dupe clearly says: You can instantly close as a duplicate any question that was originally asked with a tag you have a gold badge for – Shadow9 May 27 '14 at 6:53
  • so we can retag the questions and place the hammer on it. – Avinash Raj May 27 '14 at 6:59
  • @AvinashRaj no, abuse prevention was part of the design. The dup-hammer only works for questions that had the tag originally. – psubsee2003 May 27 '14 at 9:18
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Because the Thor's Hammer gold badge users are given only applies to duplicate close votes. They don't have the ability to unanimously close for other reasons - that was an off topic close vote.

It might expand to those reasons in the future, but it's only duplicates for now as a trial.

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