Once upon a time, dupe hammer was given to gold tag badge holders. Recently, question authors aka OP received quite a similar hammer as well.

Now, suppose OP who has a gold tag badge asks a question with the tag he/she has hammer for, gets a duplicate flag/vote and choose "That solved my problem". Who will appear as the binding close voter? Community♦, or the OP with the gold badge indicator?

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    Someone (not me, I have a hammer for support) should dupe this question to the second link in this question so we can find out. This OP has a hammer in support too! – Martijn Pieters Mar 23 '15 at 22:14
  • Not many choices... – rene Mar 23 '15 at 22:17
  • @rene hey, you can cast close vote! :-) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Mar 23 '15 at 22:19
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    Clicking "that solved my problem" is not a vote to close. It's a click of a button that triggers some script that makes Community vote. – user259867 Mar 23 '15 at 22:24
  • @Woodface makes sense, but there's close vote somewhere behind the scenes, as the question does get closed - so there's a chance it's attributed to the OP. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Mar 23 '15 at 22:29
  • @Mart i.stack.imgur.com/S40Xh.png!!! :D – nicael Mar 23 '15 at 23:10
  • @nicael all that is missing to make that truely perfect is 111 gold badges..... – Martijn Pieters Mar 23 '15 at 23:24
  • maybe more interesting question is, can asker use their hammer more than once. And, how does it look to an asker when there are more than one suggested dupe – gnat Mar 24 '15 at 7:29
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    @gnat pretty sure there's no limit, since turns out the Hammer belongs to Community account which possess infinite power. As for more than one dupe it's an excellent question worth another test, and probably a separate support question. :-) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Mar 24 '15 at 8:10
  • woo hoo, double-dup test has run and... sorta failed: “Yes, that solved my problem” forces me to acknowledge or reject all targets – gnat Mar 25 '15 at 20:39
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    @gnat that was kind of expected, but yeah, could have been better. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Mar 25 '15 at 20:46

In the case if OP-holder-of-a-gold-badge approves the vote by clicking "That solved my problem!", it would be attributed to Community anyway, because it just triggers closure, and doesn't really close. So there are no need in useless checks if OP has a gold badge at all (this closing script gets your fkey, but this is made not to allow another users to falsify this button; it is not sent to check, for example, for gold badge or rep, etc).

Unless OP votes to close himself; then the question would be closed instantly without Community, only the name of holder would appear. And after the question is closed, the dupe message disappears, so no more variants there :)


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