I recently closed a question as a duplicate of another. Since I had a gold tag badge, it was instantly closed. The OP of the question had a gold tag badge as well, and decided to reopen it single-handedly. I was confused by this.
Now the question is quickly re-closed by other users.
Should this reopening be considered a conflict of interest sort of thing? And should we restrict gold tag badge users from reopening own questions single-handedly?
I haven't noticed any patterns of such behaviour anywhere. This is a one-off instance. But I was told by some users to ask this on meta either way, so that we get others' view on this.
NOTE: Answerers, please stick to the subject of "reopening own posts singlehandedly", instead of going into tangential discussions about my way of closing a question. Thanks. :)