This is not a duplicate of completely-delete-my-deleted-answer, though, I'm guessing it's a duplicate of something else.

I just misread a question and put up a horribly stupid answer. I promptly deleted it, but 10K users can still see it. Is is possible to truly, utterly delete it so I don't look like a moron?

And yes, obviously I should read questions more thoroughly—mea culpa.


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Not without getting a developer involved.

Normally I'd say you should edit the answer to correct it. But if there are other answers that already help the OP and you'd just be duplicating them, you might want to edit it to either remove content entirely (although that might encourage some to look at the edit history anyway :)) or leave a note fessing up to misreading the question.


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