I asked a question yesterday and thought it is a different question from my previously asked another question. But now I am convinced that, actually it was a duplicate question. So, I wanted to close this question and redirect the users to my previously asked question. But I couldn't find any way to close this question. So I edited the title and add "[close]" tag there and edited the answer and add a link to the previously asked question.

Now, my question is: is that the right way to do this? Doesn't the questioner has any support to close his own question? If not, then can it be added as a new feature?

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    Users can vote to close a question, moderators can close them. They should be flagged as duplicate question and let the moderators deal with that. When you get rep of 3k (enough rep to 'vote to close') & 10k and 20k you have extra 'powers' to see extra info and help the community clean up the site. meta.gis.stackexchange.com/faq#reputation
    – Mapperz Mod
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 14:35
  • @Mapperz May be you are misunderstanding me. I want to close my own question, not other use's questions. Or may be just want to make it a draft. I thought, it's something like editing my own question.
    – Emi
    Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 9:28
  • The way GIS-SE works you can only accept an answer. To Close you need to vote for it and that brings it to the moderators attention. You cannot close your own question directly.
    – Mapperz Mod
    Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 14:22

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Flag your own question as a duplicate. That should draw it to a moderator's attention, and ultimately lead to it being closed.

Additionally, adding a comment that says something like "this is a duplicate of _ _ _ _ _" (where the blank is a link to the duplicated question) should draw extra attention for closure votes.

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