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I left a comment on this answer suggesting it is a duplicate of a question the asker linked to. I didn't include the link as it was in the question. When I checked back later there was a second comment saying

Possible duplicate of [link]

apparently by me, but I didn't write it.

Can moderators post such comments as other users?

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Can moderators post such comments as other users?

No. Moderators cannot post or take action as another user.
We can however edit comments left by other users (and occasionally do so when the comment runs afoul of our Be Nice policy but contains valuable information).

As kevin pointed out the "Possible Duplicate Of…" comment is an automatic comment.
If the question is closed as a duplicate the automatic comment should be deleted by the system.

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That comment is automatically generated by the system when you click the "Vote to Close" button while selecting a duplicated question as a reason.

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  • $\begingroup$ and automatically up-voted when others cast VTC $\endgroup$ – ymb1 Nov 20 '16 at 18:43

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