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20k users can vote to delete answers with a score of -1 or lower (at any time, I believe), but the voting lacks a check to see if the answer is an accepted answer. IIRC, accepted answers have to be unaccepted before being deleted, even by mods, so such a delete vote should be disallowed completely.

As a test a while ago, I voted to delete this answer, and just now also voted on this one... for fun, I guess.

Since the first one was Jeff's post, I commented on it, but that didn't draw much attention, so I'm posting this. Of course this isn't a huge bug, but it should be fixed eventually.

(Admittedly, I'm very curious to see if 3 delete votes would actually delete the answer and break things horribly. I suspect at least the former would happen.)

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I added another delete vote for you. Here's to horribly breaking the system! –  Adam Davis Mar 16 '11 at 3:40
    
I would finish the business, but I'm just a little short of reputation... –  jmfsg Mar 16 '11 at 3:48
    
nothing will break but we probably should not allow you to vote to delete accepted answers –  waffles Mar 16 '11 at 3:50
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Mods actually can delete accepted answers –  Michael Mrozek Mar 16 '11 at 4:44
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Though nothing will break, I went ahead and disallowed this. If you want an accepted answer deleted, flag it for moderator attention.

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+1 because you don't have enough rep. –  Adam Davis Mar 16 '11 at 3:57
    
Quickest bugfix ever? –  Jon Seigel Mar 16 '11 at 3:57
    
@Jon its fixed ... but yet to be deployed :) –  waffles Mar 16 '11 at 4:00
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Quick! Someone delete jeffs accepted answer before it's deployed! ;) –  Adam Davis Mar 16 '11 at 4:08
    
Ahhhhhhh... ruined... we'll never know now. Edit: vote to undelete works. –  Jon Seigel Mar 16 '11 at 4:12
    
@Jon, I deleted it and posted an answer that is slightly more accurate. –  waffles Mar 16 '11 at 4:15
    
Ah yes, I see now. I didn't think you were going to post an answer. –  Jon Seigel Mar 16 '11 at 4:17
    
Possible regression? This answer currently has one delete vote despite being accepted. –  mmyers Jun 9 '11 at 18:53
    
@mmyers ... delete vote may have happened after accept? I need to check –  waffles Jun 9 '11 at 22:21
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Is this still supposed to be true? We're voting to delete accepted answers on Gaming. –  user149432 Apr 29 '12 at 1:29
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