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As per the comments of this SO answer:

Maybe it's due to your low reputation that you're unable to delete your own answer.

It is because of my low rep. but i think the fact i can't delete my own answers is a bit lame.

I checked the SO FAQ about reputation, but I can't seem to find the minimum reputation one would need before being able to delete own question/answer.

Is there actually a minimum reputation for this? If so, how much is it? And can it be added to the SO FAQ as well to avoid future questions/confusions?

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See:… – Shog9 Jan 27 '10 at 17:48
If you search for info in the FAQ, don't miss this: – Ladybug Killer Jan 27 '10 at 17:50
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Unless something changed very recently, you don't need any rep to delete your own answers, provided you're using a registered (OpenID) account.

(Same goes for questions, although there are additional restrictions if answers have been posted and up-voted.)

Note that "Mark" (the user in the question you link to) is not a registered user, and therefore cannot delete his posts unless/until he associates an OpenID with his account.

See: What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean?

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Thank you, he was indeed unregistered. – BalusC Jan 27 '10 at 18:08

This is a more unabridged version of that FAQ:

How does “Reputation” work on Stack Overflow?

  • You need "+250 to vote to open/close your own questions."

And according to this:

What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean?...

  • "You can delete your own post, provided you have registered your account (logged in using an OpenID)"
  • "You can't delete your answer if it has been accepted."
  • "You can't delete your question if the total score of all answer(s) to it is >= 2, or it has been closed less than 48 hours ago."
  • "Deleted answers can be viewed, edited, and undeleted by their original authors, however deleted questions cannot be seen by their authors (unless they have a reputation >= 10K or happen to be moderators)."
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