I recently answerered a question on SO without having digested it fully. On realising that my answer was total hogwash, I hovered over the
delete link but the hint
vote to delete this post put me off. I didn't want it to be put to a vote. I then edited the question and attempted to delete the text. This failed since the answer text is a required field. So I overwrote my answer with a short apology and posted it.
Still not happy, I clicked the
delete link anyway and mercifully the answer vanished, saving my embarrassment.
I'm amazed to find that I've become the recipient of a shiny new editor's badge.