Screenshot of the "Does this answer your question" auto-comment
(Comment link; it was not auto-deleted as suggested in a comment)

Notice the color of the username's background. It is the question asker. When closing own question, the new auto-comment does not make sense.

It is unrelated to New duplicate automatic comment makes literally zero sense when voting to close as a duplicate of an unanswered question, which is about unanswered questions.

In my humble opinion, the older "possible duplicate" served as a notice that worked regardless of who posted it.

On a related note: Community ♦ still being shown as a voter in this case can be confusing to new users who just got the close rep.

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(Same post; note: my vote was not a duplicate vote, so there wasn't an auto-comment from me)

  • 1
    Yeah, that comment crashes and burns
    – Machavity
    Jan 25, 2020 at 18:37
  • 1
    But it should be around for no more then a few seconds, if the OP accepts the dupe closure it should get auto deleted
    – Luuklag
    Jan 25, 2020 at 19:24
  • 5
    @Luuklag: it's not deleted, here it is.
    – ymb1
    Jan 25, 2020 at 19:25


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