What will be more preferable to delete or vote to close your own question, as you have got a comment this question may be a possible duplicate of any 'given question'?

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    deleting streamlines the process, vote to close requires more people
    – user161944
    Jul 4, 2011 at 9:08

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If you feel your phrasing of the question is completely unlike the duplicate, and thus might help future searchers find the same information using different words -- I would move to close as duplicate.

Otherwise, self-deletion is easier and more efficient.

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    It's a pity that the question own can't close thier quesion as a duplicate without needing 3 other people to vote. Jul 4, 2011 at 12:07
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    I'd like to add - if the question has useful answers / comments beyond those that appear in the duplicate, closing should be preferred above deletion. Feb 10, 2013 at 11:21
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    @IanRingrose, are you sure? There is a button "It solved my problem" when somebody proposes a duplicate - in that case question is closed immediately.
    – Qwertiy
    Oct 23, 2018 at 16:34

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