I'm trying to clean up my old obsolete and/or substandard answers when I run into this:
"You have already deleted 5 of your own posts today; further deletes are blocked"
I found conflicting information on this very annoying limit:
This post from May 25, 2010: "Delete-vote limit should not apply to one's own answers". This is marked status-completed.
If this is no longer the case, please edit that question and flag it as status-declined.
Each time that I've seen it (pruning subpar answers), it's been a user who is deleting their own redundant zero-upvote answers. Can you tweak the algorithm slightly so answers with less than one upvote don't count towards tripping this flag?
I don't mind it when
- cleaning up redundant answers on questions that have multiple alternate good answers
- cleaning up old, "less awesome" answers that are no longer reflective of the user's current skill level
So why do we have barriers in place, to making SO answers less, "less awesome"?
Please let us (¿once again?) delete an unlimited number of our own answers, when they have zero up-votes and are not marked as the answer.
Otherwise, please edit the linked questions to clear up the confusion.