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I just voted to close a question as a duplicate. There were previously no other votes to close. After I voted to close, the question was closed. This puzzled me for a second, and then I realized it was the Most Foul Dupehammer at work again, because I have a gold java badge.

Could you please make use of the Dupehammer an option rather than an automatic process?

I do not like the Dupehammer, either being on the receiving end or on the causing end, and given the option to close without additional votes, I would not choose to do so.

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