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The new rules for delete votes kicked in today but they also apply to deleting one's own answers. From the discussion I gather that this new rule is intended to protect valuable questions.

As it works now it stops me from cleaning up noise and mistakes.

So, please make a distinction between deleting questions and deleting one's own answers.

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looks like undelete limitation reached first and then delete limitation occurs for me, IIRC, I could delete 5 posts, but can undelete only 3. –  YOU May 25 '10 at 13:32
    
The new delete rules are designed primarily to protect good answers on marginal questions. –  Robert Harvey May 25 '10 at 19:11
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@Robert: but that does not have to impede the right of the owner of an answer to delete it, right? –  Henk Holterman May 25 '10 at 19:15
    
Agreed. I edited the title of your question to make it clearer. Feel free to revert if you think it's wrong. –  Robert Harvey May 25 '10 at 19:30
    
This didn't actually happen. You ought to unmark the answer, perhaps. –  Uphill Luge Aug 6 '11 at 23:35
    
@Hans: this particular 'feature' was deemed a bug and fixed. Other limits and rules (5/day) were introduced much later. –  Henk Holterman Aug 7 '11 at 6:12

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

You are correct; the daily vote limit check was happening a bit too soon in our logic.

This has been fixed - when deleting your own content, the daily limits are no longer checked.

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This will be pushed tonight. –  Jarrod Dixon May 25 '10 at 21:07
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OK, thanks. I'm glad it's not 'by design'. –  Henk Holterman May 25 '10 at 22:32

According to Jarrod, the new limits only apply to deletion of other persons' posts. Traditional limits on deleting your own post still apply.

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Yes, that is why I used both the [bug] and [feature-request] tags. It does apply to my own answers right now. –  Henk Holterman May 25 '10 at 12:13

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