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Is there anything to stop a Gold Tag person editing a tag in to close any question they want? [duplicate]

Someone with a gold badge in a tag can Dupe Hammer, and close it in one go, like a moderator. Is there anything to stop a Gold Tag user from editing in that tag to close it? Or is that allowed, like ...
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Give more weight to close-as-duplicate-votes from gold/silver tag badge carriers? [duplicate]

Especially for some of the less frequented tags, such as matlab, it can take a long time till a question is closed as duplicate. (For example, How to load a series of files into MATLAB matrix via loop ...
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What does gold badge icon near user marked question as duplicate mean [duplicate]

Recently this question was marked by duplicate. Screenshot: I see an icon of gold badge near user marked question as duplicate (j08691). And how did he marked it as duplicate alone, not being a ...
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How can a question be marked duplicate by two users? [duplicate]

I marked an answer as duplicate. How is it possible that another user also marked that answer as duplicate? Shouldn't the question be closed on first marking of duplicate? Let me explain I marked an ...
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Why a particular question is not closed immediately if one of the close voters have gold badge for a particular tag? [duplicate]

We all know about tag gold badge. If a user has a tag gold bage, he can close a question under particular tag immediately. This question is asked under particular tags perl,bash,awk and this user ...
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Is the ability to unilaterally close/reopen duplicates for Gold Badge holders SO specific? [duplicate]

This is posted and answered on SO meta: When did I get close-vote superpowers? Does that mean the ability to unilaterally close/reopen duplicates for Gold Badge holders SO specific? Or does it work ...
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High rep user voted to close as duplicate, but question remained open - wondering why? [duplicate]

I'm a relative high rep user (177k) on Stack Overflow. I am accustomed to being able to unilaterally close a question as a duplicate. But, today when I voted to close as a duplicate this question, the ...
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Rationale behind voting to close “Duplicate of..” causing the question to be closed instantly? [duplicate]

On occasion I noticed that voting to close "duplicate of" instantly closes the question and marks it as a duplicate. I've seen it happening for identical questions (reposts) and that makes sense. It ...
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Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?

Sometimes you vote to close something and the OP then changes it to fix the issue or issues. You can't take a close vote back though. It would be nice if you could. With the new Duplicate close ...
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What privilege should 30k users get?

The last time we lifted the level cap was in 2015. In 2014, we added a unilateral close-as-duplicate power for gold tag badge holders, but no new reputation level. So we've been thinking about giving ...
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Add a way for moderators to cast a normal, non binding close/open vote

I think moderators should have the ability to cast a normal, non binding close and open vote like they were a normal user (while of course retaining their ability to cast a binding vote where ...
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Gold tag-badge holders and moderators can now edit duplicate links

As of a few minutes ago, if you have a gold tag-badge for a tag associated with a question that's been closed as a duplicate, you can edit the duplicate links to replace, add, remove or re-arrange ...
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Empowering tag-badge holders part II - let's look at silver?

Not long ago, we gave folks that have a gold tag badge the ability to instantly mark a question as a duplicate of another. This has worked out exceptionally well in practice. While there have been ...
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What are tag badges? How do they work? [duplicate]

My question is specifically for badges in a particular tag. I've heard that the rules have been changed. How and when can one get bronze, silver and gold badges for a specific tag, say stackexchange? ...
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How Do I Opt Out of Privileges?

According to multiple mods, gold badge holders can now unilaterally close questions as duplicates. I hold seven gold badges for tags on SO, which means I can, on my own, close questions as duplicates ...

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