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I have read lot of questions related to deleted questions or answers to be available for users to see in their profiles, but my question is, does excess deletion of our own questions and answers attract penalty from the owners/moderators of SO?
Sometimes what happens is, when we see a question, we don't understand it properly but jump into them to answer to get early upvotes and later (when we get downvoted) we realize our mistake and would want to delete our own answers. The reason could be any of the following:
- The answer is just not reasonable enough for the question asked.
- To save your reputation points and avoid further downvotes.
- Your answer has 0 upvotes and a better answer is already available for the question.
- The question gets edited and your answer is no longer valid. New people would not know that the question has been edited and they start downvoting your answer since it's no longer relevant.
In doing this we might go to extreme cases, maybe in the range of deleting hundreds of our answers. So is there an upper limit for the number of answers we can delete in order to avoid penalty (if there is any such penalty for deletion)?