This question was single-handedly marked as a duplicate by a user with a Gold Badge privilege. As such, only 3 votes to close were needed.
First of all, I referenced the duplicate question before even asking my question. I did this specifically because I found that it did not ask what I was looking for.
Second of all, nobody even bothered responding to my comments. This meant I had no time to edit my post, which is not particularly fair of them to do.
Why was this marked as a duplicate?
And why is a single non-moderator user allowed to close questions immediately without the full 5 votes? That seems a bit ridiculous to me.