I've recently gained enough privilege to close-vote questions, but for the question to actually be closed it needs 5 votes in total, or a moderator to close it. It has already been noted that the lack of active members with this privilege mean that the chances of a 'bad' question reaching 5 down-votes is not particularly high. So in a bid to quicken the process, should I also flag it? Or would this be over-kill?
If you can close-vote, please don't flag the question at the same time.
Moderators have tools where we can see exactly which questions have been close-voted and can take action immediately with a binding decision if necessary.
Flagging questions for moderator attention is more a tool for users w/o the reputation to close-vote. More of a last resort than anything else.