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Today I was deleting some of my answers on StackOverflow. After deleting 5 answers it started giving me an error stating that :

You have already deleted 5 of your own posts today; further deletes are blocked

So my question is, how can we delete more than 5 answers in a day? Also, why is there a limit of only 5 answers to delete.

marked as duplicate by hims056, Hugo Dozois, gnat, Lance Roberts, Austin Henley Jul 17 '13 at 6:24

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  • Why are you deleting your answers? – hims056 Mar 15 '13 at 11:39
  • @hims056 Because they are not useful. – Yogesh Suthar Mar 15 '13 at 11:40
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    If you delete more answers, you may get ban on answering. – hims056 Mar 15 '13 at 11:41
  • @hims056 Means If I delete my answer everyday. I will get ban on answering? – Yogesh Suthar Mar 15 '13 at 11:42
  • It doesn't depend on days, it depends on amount of deleted answers. Read the post given by me. – hims056 Mar 15 '13 at 11:44
  • @hims056 thanks I will never delete my answer. And keep in mind that answer only relevant things. – Yogesh Suthar Mar 15 '13 at 11:48
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    Uh, that seems a bit of a stretch. You don't have to never delete answers again. Just don't delete so many of them. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Mar 15 '13 at 11:49
  • There is a limit in place to prevent rage-quitting. Why do you need to delete more than 5 answers? You can always delete more tomorrow anyway. – Martijn Pieters Mar 15 '13 at 11:50
  • @BoltClock'saUnicorn I will keep that in mind..:) – Yogesh Suthar Mar 15 '13 at 11:51
  • @MartijnPieters Actually I was wondering that why there is a limit for deleting our own answers. – Yogesh Suthar Mar 15 '13 at 11:52
  • Why downvote? I think i have to delete this post as well..:) – Yogesh Suthar Mar 15 '13 at 11:53

There is a limit in place to prevent people from rage quitting.

A rage quit is when someone is so upset over something that happened to them on the site that they decide to stop playing and take their ball home with them, and attempt to delete everything they ever posted.

The problem with that is that when you post an answer, you license it to the site under the CC Wiki license, you cannot rescind that license by deleting everything.

You can always delete an answer you feel is not up to standard, but you rarely need to delete more than 5 in a day. If you run into that limit, perhaps you need to rethink how you answer and not post the answers you are now unhappy with in the first place.

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