When you vote to close something as a duplicate, Bicycles.SE automatically puts a comment saying that its a possible duplicate.

Is there a quick way of getting a comment on voting to close for product rec (or other close reasons)?

  • I think we're only able to have 5 options? Which would mean losing "medical is OT" or one of the others. This is from memory so could be wrong.
    – Criggie Mod
    Apr 16, 2017 at 21:14

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When you vote to close a question as Off Topic, there are a couple of options presented. One of those options is to automatically add the comment:

"Questions seeking product/service/learning material recommendations or item valuations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead describe the situation or specific problem you are trying to solve, or try chatting about it in The Velodrome."

When the question has garnered enough close votes, the associated comment of the closure reason that has the most votes is then automatically added to the question. In essence, the "product rec" message works the same way as the "duplicate" message.

  • The duplicate message "Possible duplicate of X " comes up immediately. Not so much with product rec.
    – Batman
    Apr 17, 2017 at 15:15

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