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On Drupal Answers, I found a post that got an automatic low-quality flag, and (as consequence of this), two "not an answer" flags. The post has also a vote to delete it, despite its score is not negative.

How is it possible? 20k users can vote to delete, but only when the score of the answer is negative, which is not the case here.


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I didn't add the link to the answer because I am going to delete it. :) – kiamlaluno Sep 22 '12 at 1:06
It doesn't need to be downvoted if it's from the review queue. – Mysticial Sep 22 '12 at 1:06
@John In that case, the vote counter would disappear after the down-vote is removed. I once voted to delete an answer with a score of −1; that answer had then an up-vote, and the vote-to-delete counter vanished. – kiamlaluno Sep 22 '12 at 1:22
@YannisRizos I have tried that on a site where I am a 20K user, and not a moderator. Once the down-vote is removed, the vote-to-delete counter vanishes: before, and after. – kiamlaluno Sep 22 '12 at 1:44
Hm. I guess this is why I shouldn't delete dumb comments. So @YannisRizos doesn't come along later with the same idea :P – John Sep 22 '12 at 1:51
up vote 8 down vote accepted

In the new Low Quality review queue (and only from the new LQ review queue), it's possible for members with at least 20K reputation to vote to delete answers with a score equal or less than 0.

The assumption here is that posts in the LQ queue are more likely to be worth deleting out of hand, rather than rated and ranked. The post shown in your screenshot is a perfect example of this.

Everywhere else, casting a delete vote requires the post to be scored -1 or less, as before.

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It's also worth mentioning that people who "sympathy upvote" bad material interfere with some of the features that allow the community to do its policing work. This is a great example why a community needs it's members on board with downvoting bad content. – jmort253 Sep 22 '12 at 1:53

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