I've just answered a question incorrectly! Oh, the shame of it. It was my fault -- I didn't read the question properly. By the time I'd noticed I was downvoted three times (6 points of my valuable rep -- I'm new, I need my rep above a certain limit otherwise I can't effectively participate, and this is a significant percentage of my rep).
When I looked I found a comment explaining what I'd done wrong, and I replied Mia Culpa (only in English). Since then there have been more downvotes on my answer. I need this to be limited -- I don't deserve to have my answer downvoted that far. True, the answer didn't apply to the details of the question being asked, and for that I should be eternally sorry -- my rep is gone forever and I'll have to work hard to redeem myself -- but the answer wasn't far off topic, and based on the title other people may look at the question and find my answer useful (because, it's not totally wrong, it just missed a detail of the code as presented).
Now, I'm not asking for anyone to check out the specific question/answer and fix things for me. The harm wasn't that bad. But, I'm trying to get my rep up so that I can become a more useful member of a community I've benefitted from professionally. The existential shock of being voted down is only just tolerable, but being voted down further once I'd accepted that I was wrong?
Of course, I could just delete my answer, but the comments as to why it was wrong may be of benefit to the community too, so I feel bad deleting it just to protect my own reputation.
So, how about a feature allowing the closing of an individual answer to any more downvotes? Or, perhaps, an explanation as to what I've got wrong (again ;).