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I know a moderator of stackexchange sites has some special Privileges to close a question as off topic. For example ,the following question
on stackoverflow was put on hold by Ed Cottrell a stackoverflow moderator with 21K reps, but he doesn't have a Golden badge or 1k votes on any of his answer related tags.
My question here is : Can He close my question my question as duplicate with mod privilegs?