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Sometimes, a close-reason says it all, and while I also vote to close, I post the reason as a comment as well for faster feedback from new users.

Those close-reasons have some links for further reading for a reason though, so I suggest that if part of a comment, stripped of bold/italic/italic&bold-markers is identical to a close-reason, the site should add the links in automatically.

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  • What's wrong with the banner? Aren't the links there sufficient? – πάντα ῥεῖ Jun 29 '17 at 17:51
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    I mean, if SE actually thinks that this is a problem worth solving, why have users copy-pasting the close reason in the first place, just have the system automatically show the close reason(s) for any pending close votes to the OP . – Servy Jun 29 '17 at 17:52
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    @πάνταῥεῖ This is referring to when there are pending close votes, but the question isn't closed yet. – Servy Jun 29 '17 at 17:52
  • I doubt SE is going to go to the trouble of providing this functionality when they don't even support automatic conversion of a link to a question to the title of that question in comments. – user306255 Jun 29 '17 at 20:24
  • This could be done like with possible duplicate comments, that is the comments are posted automatically when a user votes to close and deleted automatically when the question is closed. – Donald Duck Jun 30 '17 at 1:56

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