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I used to be able to cast the first downvote on an answer with zero-score and then immediately click the delete link under the answer.

Now, I cast the first downvote and then need to refresh the page for the delete link to be visible.

Is there a reason why the delete link isn't added when casting the first downvote? I liked the faster behavior of the old mechanism.

(Only tonight I noticed that a reload brought back the delete link. Until writing this question, I thought perhaps one couldn't vote to delete a post if one cast the first downvote. I came here to grumble about that. Hehe. How many others don't realize that a reload changes the actions available on an answer?)

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I assume you are talking about questions that are already closed as the delete link doesn't appear to non diamonds unless the question is closed. –  ChrisF Dec 12 '11 at 13:09
The OP is referring to answers: Once an answer has a negative score, 20k users can immediately cast a vote to delete the answer. This is different from questions, for which they can be voted for deletion only once it has been closed. A 20k user can vote to delete a question right after it has been closed; 10k users needs to wait, before to vote to delete a question that is already closed. (If I recall it correctly, 10k users can vote to delete a question 2 days after it has been closed.) –  kiamlaluno Mar 25 '12 at 14:09
I found this question just now, @sarnold, because I was planning to make a feature-request for the refresh to be unnecessary, now that we have live-refresh. Would you be interested in you or me making edits to this, or would you prefer that I post my own question? –  Josh Caswell Apr 22 '13 at 5:41
@Josh, sorry I don't have more free time to dedicate to SE; feel free to modify my question to make sense with the new features, or just refer to it from a new question, whichever you think would be most beneficial to getting the overall problem solved. :) Thanks –  sarnold Apr 23 '13 at 19:39
@sarnold: Okay, I'll take care of it, thanks! –  Josh Caswell Apr 23 '13 at 20:06
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It would be incredibly useful if the delete answer was shown automatically when you have the necessary rep and your downvote makes the answer score go below zero. When dealing with the ton of "thanks", "me too" non-answers it's annoying to have to reload the page after downvoting to vote for deletion. And yes, even though i usually re-flag as "not an answer" I often downvote+deletevote, too

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