Questions tagged [dupehammer]

"The Dupehammer" refers to the ability of tag gold badge owners to unilaterally close and reopen duplicates which were asked in tags of which they have a golden badge.

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Increase close vote weight for gold tag badge holders

In order to increase the efficiency with which poor quality questions are closed, it could make sense to have weighted close votes for a small subset of qualified users. A very good way to measure ...
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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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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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Missing font on some error and dupehammer info popups

Some popups like the dupehammer explanation popup or the validation error ones on the contact form do not have the right fonts - the browser has to fall back to a default and quite ugly font instead. ...
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It looks like the duplicate banner changed. How does it work now?

I noticed this morning that posts that were closed with a gold badge dupe hammer have a new banner. A couple of examples of the new look are below. Is this a new change or just testing as I can't ...
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No notification for comment reply when using Dupe Hammer along with other close voters

User who cast a binding close vote on a question should be notified when someone comment-reply him/her, even without ever leaving a comment. This still works fine when I am the only close voter, e.g. ...
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Dupehammer creates and deletes a comment, causing notifications to go out

The dupehammer is a good system. But when a gold badge holder closes a question, a comment still gets created on the voter's behalf, even though it will be immediately deleted by the system due to the ...
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Please remind me when I am wielding the dupe hammer

We've already had people ask if they can decline the ability that comes with a gold tag badge to insta-close-as-dupe questions in their tags. I did this by accident today myself. On reflection, I ...
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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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Swing the gold hammer even more

Since May 2014 users having the gold badge for a specific tag have been able to close questions as duplicates with a single close vote - the dupehammer. Back then, when asked if that feature would be ...
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What is the proper behavior when someone abuses the close-vote superpowers?

I got this question in the re-open vote queue. I noticed it is marked as a duplicate of a question titled Complete and utter nonsense, which was a bit suspicious. So I looked at the bottom of that ...
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No No Longer Grinchy for reopening with Dupe Hammer

I noticed the No Longer Grinchy hat: It clearly says: (emphasis mine) participate in successfully reopening or undeleting a question I have reopened several questions today, latest is this ...
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Gold badge duplicate close and reopen vote invalidates existing votes

I know this is how things should work now, and maybe not that much of a priority, but I wonder if there is an easy solution to this. On a question (now deleted by its author), I voted to close as '...
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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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Can't single-handedly reopen a dupehammered Q after editing gold tag to another gold tag

I dupehammered Right way to add cronjob-threading functionality to Tomcat webapp with gold jsf badge. Then OP complained and edited the question into a too broad recommendation request. While still a ...
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Add Link to questions in the revision note for duplicate question changes

When the duplicate list is edited currently the revision history just lists the post IDs of the duplicate list before and after the change: Can those post IDs be actual links to those questions? ...
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The gold tag badge doesn't show on the mobile version when closing as a duplicate

When I vote to close as a duplicate on the regular site it shows the gold badge behind my name: That does work for the web site, but that doesn't show up in the mobile website: Sample question I ...
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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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Show dupehammer in close reasons on iOS app

In the screenshot below, Shadow Wizard has the ultimate power of the mighty dupehammer, but the tag badge is not shown in the question closed dialogue. This may cause confusion for some users since ...
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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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Add gold tag badge privileges to a user's Privileges page

I think it would be very handy to have a users 'privileges' page (what you see when you go to /help/privileges) also show the user's gold tag badge privileges. Currently it just lists the reputation-...
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Show the gold badge in addition to the diamond when a moderator closes as a duplicate

(tl;dr) When a moderator closes as a duplicate - if they have a gold badge in the tag(s) they're doing so -- display the gold badge in addition to the diamond I think it's fair to say that moderators ...
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Should gold tag badges in required tags on meta provide insta-close-dupe functionality?

I am, apparently, one of 12 people with the gold tag badge for feature-request and one of 39 people with the gold tag badge for discussion here on meta.se. I hadn't realized this until I cast a close ...
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Error modal underlaps duplicate finder when attempting to add a second duplicate to a question

Steps to reproduce: Edit a duplicate question and attempt to add the same question as a second duplicate. Expected behavior: I should see an error telling me I can't add a question as a duplicate ...
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Let moderators disable the dupehammer for certain tags

Recently it was announced that the new "weighted" close votes from tag badge holders will be going network-wide. I'd like to request that moderators have the ability to disable this for certain tags. ...
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Hammer indication missing when closing as dupe through the app

As we all know by now, when a power user is using a binding close vote, there is visual indication: However, as can be seen here, when I closed a question as duplicate via the iOS app that indication ...
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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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Gold badge holder changes to duplicates are not displayed in iOS app

When gold badge holder is adding multiple questions using the new mechanism, the iOS app only shows a single duplicate (the original target). It would be great if all of the duplicate links were ...
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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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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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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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Should a dupehammer grant the ability to dupe to multiple questions? [duplicate]

Currently when a moderator or gold tag badge holder closes a question as a dupe, they are limited to duping it to just one question. However, when several users vote to close the question, you can end ...
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Change “original tags” to “current tags” in the help center description of the dupehammer

The help center tells us the dupehammer works with the original tags of the question: A question can be closed as duplicate with a single vote from a moderator or a user who has earned a gold tag ...
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Dupehammer: don't just automatically close a question, give the Wielder a choice of whether to use Great Power [duplicate]

I just voted to close a question as a duplicate. There were previously no other votes to close. After I voted to close, the question was closed. This puzzled me for a second, and then I realized it ...
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Dupe hammer - “original tags only” limitation

The question was asked and answered earlier: Is there anything to stop a Gold Tag person editing a tag to close any question they want? and the answer is "yes - only original tags on a question count ...
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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 ...