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I has happened twice to me now that a moderator deletes the answer to my own question and converts it to a comment on the original post. This, however, negatively affects my accept rate unless I accept an other answer of which I do not really think it does answer my question. I would like this doubtless well intended moderation to stop ;-)

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You should provide links to the question/comments in question, otherwise this means nothing in a vacuum. –  MDMarra Feb 23 '12 at 22:22
    
Was your answer an actual useful answer, and not just 'I solved it myself'? –  Zoredache Feb 23 '12 at 22:28
    
It is likely that the answer so deleted was substandard in some way. Perhaps you could provide a link to the question in question? –  Robert Harvey Feb 23 '12 at 22:29
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getting a downvote on one's very first question on Meta is not very NOOB friendly... I deleted the last question entirely as it was badly phrased to begin with. –  Dabblernl Feb 23 '12 at 22:33
    
Well, I'm confused. If it's the question I think it is, you self-answered with a comment (Not an Answer), and the moderator action is legitimate. –  Robert Harvey Feb 23 '12 at 22:37
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Down-votes are different on meta. –  ChrisF Feb 23 '12 at 22:38
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While it is nice you care about your accept rate, its more important that we keep our standards for what is and is not an answer high. –  Won't Feb 23 '12 at 22:44
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Do not obsess over your accept rate.

Only accept answers that helped you the most in solving your problem.

A 90% accept rate is a better than most people on the site.

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In addition, one or two deleted/accepted answers (a very rare occurrence) will have minimal, if any impact on your accept rate. –  Robert Harvey Feb 23 '12 at 22:42
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