With great power comes great responsibility. I recently joined the gold [apex] badge club, and I just wonder what sort of changes I need to make to my Close Vote strategy. I have read this post, but it's still a little unclear to me. Does it affect any type of Close Vote or Reopen Vote besides duplicates? Can you vote to close and reopen the same question once each?

Anyway, this discussion might also serve to remind/explain to the rest of the club what increased responsibilities are involved. Thanks!

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    Those stats on the badges are very interesting, particularly when you look at all-time rankings on each tag to compare points with questions answered. Oh, and good question. Will be a long time before I'll need to be concerned with the answer though. ;)
    – crmprogdev
    Commented May 29, 2016 at 17:56

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I tend to go in like Thor with Mjölnir and then pick up the pieces later.

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Mostly I just double check the tags looking for the ones that would cause me to immediately close it. I thought they usually showed up with a gold mark next to them on the question, but I'm not seeing it currently.

Generally, if you still think the question should be closed/reopened, follow the same procedure you usually would. If the question could be refined, I usually prefer an edit or comment to start with.

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    Yeah, I tend to comment and a lot of the time leave the response up to the community. I like to get a feel for what others think but as a moderator if I click "vote to close" on anything it gets smashed straight away.
    – Matt Lacey Mod
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 2:20

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