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I asked a yes/no question, got no satisfactory answer, so just want to drop it. From what I know (I am still a newby), the only way to do this is to answer myself, and accept it. Is this the right way to let a question go?

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Link to the question? –  user27414 Mar 22 '11 at 14:48

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

In that instance I would say you should answer it yourself and mark that as the correct answer.

You will sacrifice 2 rep points (that you'd get for accepting anyone else's answer) that way - but that's better than suggesting a poor answer is a good one.

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If you don't want it to show anymore you can vote to Delete it, of Flag it for moderator attention asking to delete it.

You can also just leave it be then it's up to the community: if it won't get any upvotes it will get automatically deleted, as far as I remember after one week from the last edit.
If it will get upvotes or answers though it will stay for good.

If there are answers and you still want the question removed from SO your only option is to Flag it explaining why you want it removed.

If you're concerned about your accept rate and do have correct answer already then by all means post it yourself and Accept it.

Edit: I see you already did this. :)

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Ok, thank you. from all I could find the answer was "no", so i posted and answered myself. –  Daniel Williams Mar 22 '11 at 14:58
    
Deleting a question that other people have tried to answer and who sometimes have gotten rep points for taking the time to do so isn't acceptable. If the question has no answers and is very localized, then sure. –  Won't Mar 22 '11 at 18:43
    
@Will - it's acceptable according to this: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/83825/… (he's talking about question with 100+ upvotes and dozens of answers, had chance to see the cache some time ago) –  Shadow Wizard Mar 22 '11 at 20:54
    
one example doesn't make a rule. Certainly, not around here. –  Won't Mar 23 '11 at 10:10
    
@Will OK fair enough, especially considering the question here is about the original poster himself. –  Shadow Wizard Mar 23 '11 at 10:54

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