I suspect this has been explained somewhere, but I could not find it. Apparently I have never needed to do the following before, so I lost my way.
Anyway, here's what happened at Math.SE today.
- Another user had used their dupehammer to close a question as a dupe.
- There was disagreement, and the question started collecting reopen votes.
- The hammerer pinged me for support.
- I came to the scene. I decided to agree with the decision to close. So I wanted to vote "leave closed". Only I couldn't find a way to enter the voting dialogue...
- I decided to check out the reopen queue. To my amazement this question was not listed there.
- So, not being entirely helpless, I check out close/reopen menu from Tools. Sure enough, I see the question there. I click it, and I still don't see the dialogue. Only a suggestion to vote to reopen.
- I begin to search. The best match is this.
- Hmm. So may be I get that dialogue window by clicking the "reopen" button?
- Nope, my clicking that button caused the question to be reopened on the spot. See here.
- What have I done?! To repair the damage I nominate the question to be closed.
- The question is insta-closed. Ahh! I, too, have the required dupehammer privilege.
Is the rule that a voter with a dupehammer privilege can never vote to "leave closed"? Where is this explained?