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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Review queue should give me duplicates with low vote count

Given the new Mjolnir, I have a feature request. I'd prefer it if when the review queue wants to give me a duplicate on a tag in which I can single handedly vote and close, that it's give me one that ...
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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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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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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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Dupehammer “marked as duplicate by” shows only the gold-badge user, removing previous voters [closed]

Using the new Dupehammer (name subject to change?), I closed a question which was on the Close Votes review queue: How can I call my c# functions from an external js file The question already had two ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Gold tag badge holders can unilaterally re-open a question they asked, closed as duplicate by a moderator. Is this expected?

As a moderator on a site, I closed a question as duplicate of another question asked by the same user. It happened that the question was using a tag for which I have a gold tag badge. Since the user ...
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Badge in dupehammer tooltip should link to the badge page

I just noticed the tooltip for dupehammer closure has been extended to show the relevant tag, and provide extra information: (seen here, you need to click the golden tag) This is awesome, and the ...
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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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User with gold badge answers a question and immediately proceeds to close it as a duplicate

I have encountered (not often, thankfully) an instance of a user with a gold tag badge that answered a question, and then immediately proceeded to close it as a duplicate in a matter of seconds. It ...
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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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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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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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The powerfullest ever mod, or: do we really need to display the gold badge icon after a user receives a diamond?

That's what happens if a user who is gold-badge-holder dupehammers a question and then finds somewhere a spare diamond: Looks great, I must say. But what's the need? I think that the badge icon ...
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Can I close, re-open, and close again with the dupehammer on two different tags?

Related: Can't single-handedly reopen a dupehammered Q after editing gold tag to another gold tag Say there's a question with two tags on which I have the gold badge. I dupehammered it once (with ...
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Indicate the presence of dupe hammer in profile page

Let's compare hammers for a bit:     New user who is oblivious to the way Stack Exchange sites work does not really know the difference between the symbols, so to get more details ...
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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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Dupehammer enabling circular duplicates?

The Stack Overflow question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23750620/update-values-based-on-case-statement has been closed as a duplicate of How to update values using case statement, which has ...
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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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Battle of the Dupe Hammers: OP vs. Gold Tag Badge holder, who wins?

Once upon a time, dupe hammer was given to gold tag badge holders. Recently, question authors aka OP received quite a similar hammer as well. Now, suppose OP who has a gold tag badge asks a question ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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A return button for the new duplicate edit thing

The new duplicate edit thing is great! A bug/feature that caught my eye: When I go to the duplicate list edit menu but choose not to edit anything, there is no button to go back. I have to use the ...
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Additional duplicates not showing up in sidebar as linked question

If a question has been closed as a duplicate of multiple other questions (with the new multi-dupe feature), only the first (original) dupe target shows up in the sidebar's linked questions list: ...
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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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With multiple gold tag badges, what determines which of them will be used as hammer?

I got gold tag badge for both support and feature-request here on Meta Stack Exchange. When voting to close a question tagged with both as duplicate, only one of those is selected as the hammer: ...
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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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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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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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Extra dupehammer message displaying on non-updated sites

Noticed this on SFF; the question status banner is giving me some information I already know: The bit that says Users with the [X] tag badge can single-handedly close [X] questions as duplicated ...
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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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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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Dupehammer closes question, reports that the dupe has an answer, even if there is no answer [duplicate]

I just voted to close this question (https://stackoverflow.com/q/23901882) as a dupe of this one (Why does the following code using IOmniThreadPool cause access violations?). The dupehammer came into ...