It was pointed out to me it was unfair to single out folks with dupe-hammers for this. It was a poor choice of words, on my part. The core of the post is still something I feel needs addressing, so I have edited appropriately
I've noticed that quite a few folks tend to be really enthusiastic with their dupe-votes. I'm not the only one, and it's come up in the comments of a few posts. A few folks put a lot of effort into updating the community FAQs (which is excellent), and trying to get stuff closed against those (which is a little less so).
While both voting to close as a duplicate and community FAQs are super useful, as a space acting as a community helpdesk of sorts, It seems useful to have answers specific to a problem,even if it references a community FAQ entirely (that's to say "Oh, it's in Section 3C which says...") as opposed to closing as a duplicate directly.
Practically, duplicate closures ought to be for exact duplicates, and in some cases, it feels like getting an answer in that helps the user might be preferable to the quick closure.
So, should we be closing stuff less quickly as dupes? And is there a workflow that might be a reasonable compromise between handling stuff quickly and being helpful to folks who don't know MSE as well as others?
Yes, it's a well-known pet peeve of mine. Also, not something I really noticed before being a mod.