I answered a question with an answer that provided with current reasearch at the time seemed correct and wise. However further reasearch into the subject proved my original thoughts incorrect, and now I wish to have this answer deleted.

So, how many votes does it take to delete my answer. Also, do I get my reputation points returned since the answer was downvoted?

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If this works as just about any other stack exchange site, you can delete your answer by clicking the delete button under it unless it's an accepted answer, in which case you should flag it for moderator attention

  • How many votes does it take to delete?
    – Nick
    Jan 4, 2013 at 22:24
  • @Nick Only one if you're the poster Jan 4, 2013 at 22:25
  • Oh ok, it confused me when it said voted to delete instead of saying deleted.
    – Nick
    Jan 4, 2013 at 22:26
  • @Nick - Certian users with enough rep can vote to delete questions/answers. This takes 3 votes. The OP's vote only takes one. Jan 7, 2013 at 19:08

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