This question

Short story about alien military telepathy?

is a dupe of this question...

Which 70s/80s story/book has horses as protagonists?

but when I try to close it as a dupe (with my gold-tag privilege), I get this warning

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I was able to close another question as a dupe of the first question a few seconds earlier.

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    I think the bigger question is, why were you trying to close it as a duplicate when it has no accepted answer? :-) – Rand al'Thor Oct 23 '16 at 23:02
  • @Randal'Thor - That's my bad. Regardless of the fact that it stopped me doing something foolish. I'd still like to know why it wouldn't close this question. – Valorum Oct 23 '16 at 23:27
  • I voted to close the same question as a duplicate (and retracted my close vote afterward, of course). I had no issue doing so, but I do not have a gold badge in story-identification. – Adamant Oct 24 '16 at 0:23
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    It’s possible that this is a bug related to the code that prevents users from closing questions with open bounties. – Adamant Oct 24 '16 at 0:26
  • @Adamant - Hmm. I did bounty it. – Valorum Oct 24 '16 at 8:51
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    "No disintegrations. Or VTCs" - Darth Vader – DVK-on-Ahch-To Oct 26 '16 at 14:06

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