In earlier times (with/without gold badge), when a user would hit "close" button for a "duplicate" question, it will automatically add a comment and mark a vote for the closing it.
With new "gold badge" rule, now it completely closes it. But I notice that sometimes, there is a opinion mismatch among the users which is expected. As a gold badge user, sometimes I feel that completely closing the Q is too strong an action. In such case, I can think of following ways:
- Flag for moderator attention -- too slow
- Put a comment manually -- clumsy & unable to vote
- Vote for close & ask for opinion via comment -- not elegant
Is there any other way which I am missing or already proposed?
The requirement is: At times, a gold badge user may still want to "propose" closing a Q as duplicate in the old school way.
It happens often. Here is the latest example.