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Here's my issue, mostly with privacy:

  1. I connected all my SE accounts long ago but recent events have made it much easier to jump from my profile here to my profile elsewhere.
  2. I have questions on site A that I'd rather not be associated with my "identity" from site B.
  3. I have no way to delete a question on site A since it has been answered and I have no way to anonomize it for privacy concerns.

Is there a way to:

  1. Delete the question
  2. Anonymize the question
  3. Unlink my account from site A?
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Have you tried flagging the question to suggest its deletion? –  Grace Note Apr 8 '11 at 14:14
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No. I was going to but that didn't seem like the best solution to me –  Joe Philllips Apr 8 '11 at 14:14
    
Anonymizing makes more sense to me. Deletion would keep the post from being of any future help to users below 10k, and the user who correctly answered would lose any rep they earned for providing a correct answer. –  0x7fffffff Sep 17 '12 at 18:24

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  1. Delete the question: Ask a moderator (flag...) - but try to include a good reason why the question itself deserves to be removed. Moderators really shouldn't be removing decent content simply because the OP doesn't want it anymore.

  2. Anonymize the question: Again, ask a moderator - they can delete your account completely, leaving all posts disassociated. Might want to change your username first... Be aware, this will also remove all of your votes and awarded bounties on the site, so you might end up inadvertently penalizing other users who've helped you in the past.

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+1000 for "moderators shouldn't be removing decent content simply because the OP doesn't want it anymore." –  Pëkka Apr 8 '11 at 14:24
    
Trust me, I'd much prefer to anonymize questions rather than delete them. I really wish I didn't have to dissociate my account either but I'm left with relatively no choice. –  Joe Philllips Apr 9 '11 at 1:43
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Developers can also anonymize specific posts without necessarily deleting the account, fyi –  Jeff Atwood Apr 10 '11 at 18:13
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Note: The third option is apparently no longer possible, and the instructions it links to have been deleted. –  Ilmari Karonen Sep 17 '12 at 17:16
    
Thanks for the heads-up, @IlmariKaronen - removed! –  Shogging through the snow Sep 17 '12 at 17:51

You can have all of that, you just need to make the team aware of it.

Either flag your question for Moderator Attention or send an email to team@stackoverflow.com and request one of these actions.

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For option 3, the button "Clear All Associations" on the accounts tab of site A would be sufficient? Deletion of an answered question might be possible, but is limited for a good reason. –  Arjan Apr 8 '11 at 14:23

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