In Stack Overflow I answered one question asked by someone. Someone accepted my answer as the correct answer. But after that I got 4 downvotes, so I decided to delete my answer.

But, I am unable to delete an accepted answer. I checked FAQ too. How can I delete the accepted answer?

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    You can ask the question author to unaccept your answer, if that happens, you can delete it. – Daniel Fischer Apr 17 '12 at 12:47
  • You can't do it yourself. If you can improve it then do it by editing otherwise if you agree that it's plain wrong then flag it for moderator attention choosing "other" and explaining the situation. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Apr 17 '12 at 12:47
  • BTW guess you mean this answer? – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Apr 17 '12 at 12:48
  • If its stackoverflow.com/a/8147041, I added a delete vote. Just 2 to go. – Toon Krijthe Apr 17 '12 at 12:49
  • Problem solved. – Toon Krijthe Apr 17 '12 at 12:52
  • its now deleted – Ankit Sharma Apr 17 '12 at 12:53
  • i was wondering why my reputation downed by 5 and it doesn't showed any details...now i got it...thank you. – Saranya Apr 17 '12 at 12:55

Flag it for moderator attention and explain that you want your answer deleted. In case of a negatively-voted answer the moderators will likely follow your request and delete your answer.

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