I asked a question which is apparently not software related. So, I wanted to delete it. Then I get "To allow for possible reopening, you may delete in 2 days." Now, I am geting downvotes since it's not software related. How can I delete it?

2 Answers 2


Flag it for moderator attention and ask to have it deleted. That'll circumvent the 2 day wait and you'll regain any lost rep on the next rep recalc. Or you can explicitly request a rep recalc with the same flag for moderator attention approach (but ask nicely).

  • It worked! YEY!! :) THANKS.
    – Saj
    Sep 16, 2009 at 7:32

Edit to make it community wiki.

  • 2
    What does Community Wiki have to do with it? If the question does not fall under the guidelines of acceptable material, I don't see how changing it to a CW post is going to make it any more valid.
    – TheTXI
    Sep 2, 2009 at 16:37
  • 1
    facepalm facepalm facepalm facepalm facepalm
    Sep 2, 2009 at 16:38
  • 3
    @TheTXI -- The OP will stop losing rep from it, which seems to be the main complaint.
    – tvanfosson
    Sep 2, 2009 at 16:51
  • Absolutely do not make community wiki, as there is little reason for it's existence anymore.
    – casperOne
    Dec 22, 2011 at 14:10

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .