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For questions about the ability of gold tag badge holders to unilaterally close and reopen duplicates which were asked in tags of which they have a gold badge, and for them to edit the duplicate targets of such questions.

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Can suspended users edit the duplicate list if they have the dupehammer?

For several hours after being suspended I could press the Edit button on the duplicate banner, enter the duplicate target dialogue, and then add and remove duplicate targets from the duplicate list. I ...
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The return of the tag-badges exploit

The tag-badges exploit was an old exploit in Stack Exchange: at the time, a total of 1000 votes across all your answers on a tag would give you a gold tag badge for that tag. This lead to an edge case ...
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Unable to edit duplicate lists from the first questions review queue, after closing a duplicate question

As a gold tag badge holder, I have the ability to unilaterally close questions (with those tags) as duplicates and, by extension, I also have the ability to edit the duplicate links on those questions....
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Add keyboard shortcut for editing the list of duplicates

Users with a gold badge in a tag are able to edit the list of duplicates for a question. There are no keyboard shortcuts defined for this. For example, a rather routine task is to close a question ...
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Should there be a lower threshold for getting gold tag badge, on less popular tags?

A gold badge for a tag gives a user additional review power, to help manage low-quality questions having that tag. At https://stackoverflow.com/help/badges?tab=tags&filter=gold, we see that there ...
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Gold-badge duplicate hammers don't appear to check tag synonyms as far as I can tell; is this so, and should it be fixed if so?

From my research, it appears that if a user has a gold badge for a tag A, and a question is tagged with a tag B which is a synonym of A, the user won't be able to bindingly close as a duplicate ...
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A user answering duplicate questions and dupe-hammering them afterwards [duplicate]

For a long time now a six-figure user has been consistently answering questions from a certain tag and dupe-hammering quite a few of them right afterwards. I didn't think much of it until recently: I ...
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Does notification in comment work for gold tag badge holders if they are not the only person that reopened/closed a question? [duplicate]

The answer for the question How do comment @replies work? states the following: For questions: The moderator or gold badge holder who closed or reopened the question, provided they were the only one ...
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Tag Gold Badges have reset the awarded date to yesterday [duplicate]

I got notifications yesterday that I had earned gold tag badges on scifi stack exchange which was odd because I earned those badges years ago and was actually the first person to have those. ...
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Which questions count for the purpose of tag badges and dupehammer for the tag synonyms?

I have noticed that if two tags are synonymized then in the master tag only the questions/answers which actually have this tag are counted in the list of top users. The posts with the other (...
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Dupehammer wielders can add their gold badge tags and then change the dupe target list

Had an interesting observation today: It's well known that you can't bindingly close a question as a duplicate if you were the first one to add the tag you hold the gold badge for. But apparently you ...
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Editing duplicate list in Reopen Votes review queue should count as a Leave Closed result

When I'm reviewing a duplicate question in the Reopen Votes review queue with a tag for which I have a gold badge, I can edit the duplicate list. That's nice, but it leads away from the review page; I ...
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Add some line breaks in the "duplicate list edited" message in the timeline and revision history [duplicate]

When a gold badge user or a moderator edits the duplicate list of a question, it now properly shows the new list's links in the timeline. This change is great, but I think we can do even better. ...
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Equivalent of “dupehammer” for review edits

Stack Exchange has installed the "dupehammer" mechanism for a reason - at some point we trust a user and allow him/her to make decisions without second guessing him/her. At 2,000 rep we trust a user ...
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Allow a poster who saw their question closed by a dupehammer to state that they accept that it is a duplicate

If a user votes to close a question as a duplicate, and that user doesn't have a dupehammer that can close the question right away, the user who posted it has the possibility of accepting that the ...
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Users with a gold tag badge should be able to add questions with no accepted or upvoted answers to the duplicate list for an already closed question

When anyone other than a moderator attempts to close a question as a duplicate, they can only select questions that have at least one answer that is upvoted or accepted. Even users with a gold badge ...
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Does re-opening, using the dupe hammer, cause the question to be modified? [duplicate]

I saw my own question in the recently active question lists as this: And I wonder what caused this specific user to show up as having modified it. I know that edits, and (deleted) answers cause a ...
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Is there a limit to how many questions can be added to the duplicate list?

A question can be a duplicate of more than one question. Moderators and users with gold tag badges can add questions to the list of questions that a given question is a duplicate of. I was recently ...
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Gold tag badge icon missing in post notice on mobile web

Gold tag badge is missing in the post notices on mobile web view. Post reference Screenshot for reference:
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Order of duplicates is reversed in iOS app [duplicate]

Users with gold tag badges can close a question as a duplicate of multiple other questions. When they do so they can also set the order that the duplicate displays in. I recently closed a question and ...
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Gold badge holder(s) in "Discussion" closing/opening post(s) on meta as duplicate

I have just seen a post closed as a duplicate by someone who has the dupe hammer powers due to having a gold badge in the discussion tag. This hits me as an unintended outcome, as no one can be a ...
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How should I recommend a different duplicate target?

When I encountered this question I recommended closing it as a duplicate of this post, but I soon noticed that the question was not quite similar enough, and none of the answers really answer it. ...
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How to contest a gold badge duplicate closure as low-rep user? [duplicate]

I asked Assign name to Hyper-V guest for Windows 10 host? to get a constructive response to the problem on how to get a host name for a client VM known to the host. Another user then came by and ...
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Is single-vote-to-close too powerful of an ability to hand out?

An hour after it was posted, my question was instantly closed by somebody with a gold badge as a duplicate of a (vaguely-posed) question whose sole answer cannot be used to solve my Minimal, ...
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Could we be a little less eager with the duplicate votes to close?

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 ...
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Improve formatting of dupehammer indication in the iOS app

Contrary to the question closed popup, the revisions list does include information about somebody using a dupehammer to close a question. However, it's badly formatted; it looks as if the tag name is ...
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Discrepancy in duplicate messages, including the inability to edit the duplicate list [duplicate]

I had always seen questions that are closed as duplicates with the following message at the top of the post: This question already has an answer here: [link to existing question] X answers Here is a ...
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Network Profile shouldn't be showing comments that were auto-generated and immediately auto-deleted

I closed a question with my Gold Badge a couple of days ago. When I happened to peruse the comment history on my Network Profile just now, I noticed the following comment on that post: Possible ...
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Why can I bypass the duplicate-closure-prevention-system on some questions but not others?

Regular users cannot close questions as duplicates if the original question is unanswered (as per Stack Exchange definition of answered, i.e. answered and upvoted). If they try to do so they receive ...
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Can users with a gold tag badge but not enough reputation to vote to close use their immediate duplicate closing powers?

It's possible for users to have a gold tag badge but not have enough reputation to vote to close, such as if they've given away most of their rep in bounties, or if they started off posting a lot of ...
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Is a gold tag badge holder’s Leave Open/Closed vote binding?

If a question is asked, and a user has a gold badge in one of the tags, the gold badge holder can close it as a duplicate as needed. The user can then re-open it with only one vote. But if someone ...
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Editing the duplicate list doesn't really work on mobile with the new responsive design

When trying to add a duplicate target to a closed question on my iPhone, I'd like to paste a URL in the box where you're supposed to 'search, or enter a question link or numeric id'. However, the ...
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What is the community's opinion on modifying older-style duplicate closures to the newer style?

This is not a duplicate of Editing duplicate banner edited into the text of the question. The main question there is only if something "special" will happen if someone edits out the automatic text. ...
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How to get to the "leave closed/reopen/etc" dialogue window of a question in the reopen queue?

I suspect this has been explained somewhere, but I could not find it. Apparently I have never needed to do the following before, so I lost my way. Anyway, here's what happened at Math.SE today. ...
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Answer form does not disappear when someone dupehammers the question and edits it

When you open a question and someone with a gold tag badge (or a diamond) dupehammers it AND edits it, click "this post has been edited" and the question will refresh, but the answer form remains.
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Allow gold badge users to "propose" duplicates, to give the author a chance to contest the proposed duplicate

Please note: this is not a duplicate of How Do I Opt Out of Privileges?, which asks to give gold tag badge holders the ability to cast normal close votes in case they're not sure of their vote. I ...
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Can tag gold-badge holders take off their golden hat when casting close votes? [duplicate]

It was my understanding that when a tag gold-badge (TGB) holder casts a close vote for dupes, the question gets closed immediately. It doesn't matter in what order a TGB holder casts their vote. I ...
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Is clearing pending close votes with diamond power / gold tag badge power considered abuse? [duplicate]

Recently, I saw a moderator on Android Enthusiasts telling folks to stop voting to close a question. The mod was clever to find out that the question is actually on topic, and I added that the title ...
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Dupehammer does not include flagged duplicate suggestions

If a 3k user votes to close a question A as a dupe of B and then another user dupehammers to C, both B and C are listed in the close notice. However, when a user with <3k rep flags as a duplicate ...
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Reopening a question isn't clearing its duplicates list

Moderators and gold tag users can edit duplicate links. This was done here, for example. All good so far. However, when a question that was closed as duplicate and its duplicates list has been ...
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Why can't gold tag badge holders "instantly close" for non-duplicate reasons?

After reading this answer to Increase close vote weight for gold tag badge holders, I was able to better understand the reasons that led users who have a gold badge in a tag to gain the ability to ...
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Let gold tag badge duplicates prevail above those of other close voters

I just closed a question as duplicate of another with my gold tag badge dupe-hammer (timeline). I used another duplicate target as the one another user suggested which had just one vote until the ...
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Dupehammer: show the rarest expert badge

When a question is marked as duplicate by a user having dupehammer privileges it seems that their first-earned expert badge (applying to the question) is shown in the "marked as duplicate" banner. ...
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Can I see all the "close-as-duplicate" votes made by some gold-badge holder?

So, there is this one gold-badge holder ... who occasionally comes and scrubs that tag, and closes questions as duplicated. My gut feeling is that 90% of those votes are correct, but from time to ...
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Reopening a question does not clear the custom duplicate list created by gold hammer

I noticed a question that was closed as duplicate, but the dupe targets were wrong. Gold hammer edited the list to add another target in addition to the original, but still both were wrong. I did ...
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Should dupehammer wielders use their powers to wipe obviously incorrect close-as-duplicate votes?

Occasionally, a user will cast a close-as-duplicate vote that's clearly incorrect. If that vote closes the question as duplicate, a gold tag badge user in a tag for the question ("dupehammer user") ...
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Duplicate list "edit" link erroneously displayed on non-closed questions

Summary: A broken duplicate list "edit" link is shown to the author of a post in the "possible duplicate" banner when the author also has a gold tag badge and the question is flagged but not yet ...
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Duplicate list edits should be shown on the question itself

Editing the list of duplicates on a question bumps said question and appears as a revision in the questions revision history, there is no indication on the question page itself though. So this is ...
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Add the new duplicate link edit events to the user's own history

Gold badgers can now edit the link list on questions closed as duplicates. However, there seems to be no record of having made these edits anywhere in the user's own history. One would think they ...
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Trying to game the system should not break the system (aka need friendly errors when messing with dupehammer powers)

I wondered what will happen if I try to edit duplicate links of a question which is not even closed. So I browsed to this URL. I was expecting a friendly error like "This question is not closed", but ...