Power users may have experienced this situation before: They see a question that’s clearly a duplicate, so they hunt down the duplicate target and close the question. It’s only then that they realize that the question was improperly tagged, so they cannot hammer it, although they expected it to work.
This commonly happens to me personally when closing Python questions, which then fails when the question has a versioned Python tag but is missing the general Python tag which I have the gold badge for.
This userscript is made for exactly that situation and warns you when you are about to close a question as a duplicate, and you do not have a gold badge to hammer it. That way, you can check the tags first, and maybe get someone else to fix it, before you can hammer it.
Once you open the close dialog, the userscript tells you immediately whether you can hammer-close a question:
If you go further, it gives you a more prominent warning:
If you do have a gold badge to hammer a question, this is confirmed with a green icon:
Install and source
- 1.1.0: Add support for cloe review queue; adjust button label when hammering
- 1.0.x: Compatibility improvements for Greasemonkey 4
- 1.0.0: Initial release