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Delete the "Close" feature (Especially for duplicates)

I've done some research, including a post on Stack Overflow or other websites, but I need a more detailed explanation. For example, what's the difference between the double colon operator and lambdas? ...
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Can a question be immediately closed without any close votes?

It wasn't closed without votes, but it may be that the close vote was binding, because it was closed by a ♦ moderator, or closed as a duplicate by a gold tag badge holder. Meta Stack Exchange gets a ...
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Delete the "Close" feature (Especially for duplicates)

Via the Help Center one arrives at Dr. Strangedupe: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love Duplication. From which: What we want is on the order of 4 or 5 similar-but-not-quite-the-same ...
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How can I close this kind of question for being "off-topic"?

Do I have to pick "other" just to choose Off-Topic? Yes. Low-reputation users like me have the option to flag as "Blatantly off-topic": but since you can cast actual close votes, ...
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Can a question be immediately closed without any close votes?

As Glorfindel answered the first question succinctly, I'd like to answer the second implied question: "Is this normal?" Yes, this is normal Some questions are just blatantly off-topic, ...
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Allow users to vote to close bountied questions

One objection that seems to come up quite often is "well, if the question's remained open a couple of days without a mod closing it, it can't be that bad, can it?". Or "the community ...
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