When deleting from the review queue, it's perfectly possible to do so without leaving a form comment:
Add a comment for the author?
Leaving a comment is optional, but can help the author learn how to improve their post or avoid making the same mistake in the future.
I'd like the same option to be available (maybe as a checkbox) when voting to close as a duplicate or using a custom reason to save me the trouble of manually deleting it later.
These comments are already deletable at will, so if I'd rather they not be posted at all in some cases, I should have that option. In both cases (duplicates, custom reasons), IMO they're unnecessary:
- the close review already shows duplicates in tabs
- for custom reasons, they should be shown at the top in review instead of hidden in an editable comment (since the custom reason itself can't be edited). (And the reason is already shown in the close vote dialog anyway, so it's not as if they vanish if the comment is deleted, or, as I am asking, not posted at all.)
I'd like an option to be made available which would allow me to vote to close without leaving a comment. I'm not asking for this to be made the default, nor am I asking that the comments not be posted at all in all cases for everyone.