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Why can't you actually delete your own answer?

You completely misunderstood a question, you no longer have a valid answer to supply, yet your stupid mistake has to hang around for everyone to see FOREVER. Here is an example of what I see, please ...
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Answer wrongfully deleted by brigade of trolls?

I had an answer to a moderately controversial question that was just deleted by Community as spam/offensive. The answer was highly-voted (last I checked, +14/-7) and appreciated by OP as indicated in ...
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Why did this question get migrated?

The question What is the moment when all oscillators aligned to make a jump called? was migrated without my knowledge. It seems perfectly fine on this site. The consequence is that it got rejected ...
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An answer was removed, but my flag was declined nevertheless - why?

This is the answer: Mimpi menjadi kenyataan.? Bukan kah segala sesuatu berawal dari mimpi. Selama mimpi kita Masi di tekuni dengan niat & tekad yang keras, pintu kesuksesan pasti kita raih. ...
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My answer meets all the qualifications in the Help Center has a score of “9”, yet was deleted

https://english.stackexchange.com/a/424390/75342 It would be helpful if tchrist had added a comment as to why it was deleted. According to https://english.stackexchange.com/help/deleted-answers ...
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1answer
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Has the policy on “excessive commenting” changed?

In most StackExchange sites, if an item seems to have attracted too many comments, those comments are moved to chat. (I have my own opinions about this practice, but in any event, that's the practice....
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1answer
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Why was my post deleted?

I'm new here (the 100 rep is due to my other account(s) on SE), though I'm not new to SE. Why was my answer (an answer to Why is the misspelling of "its" (possessive) so widespread?) ...
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Please pardon our mess

Some of you have noticed a bunch of deleted questions on the site lately, and have asked why. What happened is that there was a voting ring of users running sock puppets to post simple dictionary- ...
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I'd like to know why only my comment was deleted when there were only five comments

There were only five comments to my answer below. Request for undeletion and reopening of a question on the main site I would like to know why only my comment to @J.R. was deleted. It was neither ...
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Converting comment to answer: when to delete the original comment?

After promoting / converting one's own comments to an answer, should one delete or leave the original comments? Option 1: Avoid redundancy by deleting my comments that are now in an Answer. Option 2: ...
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Answer I was going to award the bounty to disappeared

Addressing a formal letter to multiple people with unknown names I set a bounty on that question. User @JOSH wrote an answer, which I was going to award the bounty to. There were two parts to his ...
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1answer
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I have deleted my downvoted questions and answers, but there's no change in my reputation

I was just wondering why my reputation hasn't changed after I deleted two downvoted answers and one downvoted question.
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Who deleted my post?

Here's my question: why did someone delete my post? Whoever did it, just tell me!
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1answer
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Can we revive a valuable answer that was removed?

In a recent question, there was an answer given that I thought was quite valuable, even though it didn't seem to be an answer that would be accepted as final / correct. The answer had upvotes and ...
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1answer
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Grounds for permanent deletions

What are the grounds for permanent deletion of a question on this group? That is: total deletion with no-one able to see or undelete the question.
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I've just lost 78 reputation points with no explanation

Related question: What do you call all the pieces of a song minus the lyrics Can someone tell me why?
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Deleted answers vs deleted questions

What's the reason why a deleted answer, unlike a deleted question, remains visible on the site? Wouldn't it be more appropriate to have it removed once the OP decides, for whatever reason, to delete ...
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1answer
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Why was this accepted answer deleted: Attitude should be professional

@matt-e-Эллен "Attitude should be professional looks need not to be" is it grammatically correct? It looks like the accepted answer to the above question was deleted --I'm not sure why. I ...
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Why was my answer (upvoted once) unilaterally deleted by a moderator?

I posted the following here: [Source:] p 5 of 26, by Dr Darrell Larsen Here is an analogy involving letters: To phonetics, these are all slightly different, as their forms are not identical. To ...
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Could a mod have notified me that my post risked being “permanently” deleted?

Is there an unwritten rule that prevents a mod from advising an OP that they had better edit their question/answer because their post risks being permanently deleted? Is there some rule of conduct ...
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1answer
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I “really” want a deleted post back

I want it back. I am referring to an answer which was posted on my question: Did the English call a fruit “openærs” for 700 years? NB Users with 10,000 rep are able to view deleted posts The ...
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1answer
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Why was my question about improving this site deleted by “Community ♦”?

This is the deleted question: https://english.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6709/a-simple-proposal-to-encourage-people-to-ask-better-questions Can it be re-opened? Well, I didn't get much support ...
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1answer
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To delete, or not, your own incorrect answer

I posted an answer to a question which was completely wrong. It was (I believe) sane, well-reasoned, formatted, and so on, but it answered a slightly different question to the one asked. The original ...
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1answer
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Reminder: You can vote to delete posts

Users with at least 10k reputation can vote to delete questions. Unfortunately, the tools to do this are somewhat lacking so I have created a custom query that will show the most likely to be deleted ...
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1answer
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Using an answer to comment on real answers

This deleted answer was used to comment on the usefulness of the actual answers so was criticised and suggestion made that it should have been a comment, not an answer. You need a reputation of 50+ ...
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1answer
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An answer of mine which attracted 4 positive votes has been deleted and I have no idea why

See the question on hallowe'en. I've no idea why my answer has been deleted! Please would someone tell me why this has happened.
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0answers
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Why were my comments deleted?

All the comments I made under the questions referenced in Wordreference cross-posting have been deleted. Why?
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Comment deletion notifications

I see that all the comments I made to the questions referenced in Wordreference cross-posting have been deleted. Can I somehow be notified when my comments are deleted?
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1answer
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Undelete deleted answer: clanking vs. clinking

I find it odd that this answer to the question What's the action of banging two beers together called? was deleted for being a comment when it clearly provides an answer ("clank"). While it can ...
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1answer
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How was my answer deleted recently?

I've just entered English.SE (some 5 days ago). On the first day, I answered a question regarding the word "fantabulous". Now when I look into my profile, it indicates that I haven't posted anything ...
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5answers
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How long should a questionable question remain open?

A question asked one hour ago was recently closed, and my answer to it was deleted. Let's assume for the sake of argument that the question was truly inferior as it was asked, and my answer was ...
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1answer
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Why was this answer deleted?

I posted this answer in good faith, but it's been deleted. If you can't see it because you don't have sufficient rep to see deleted answers, it said the apostrophe in Oakland Athletics logo relates ...
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1answer
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Community's vote count

If Community♦ owns all the down votes on spam/other deleted posts, why does it seem to have so few down votes? Current vote count: Up votes: 236 Down votes: 6 Update (today's count): Up votes: 236 ...