I just gained 10k rep so I'm getting used to the changes in UI in places. Perhaps I've never noticed this before, so I may as well point it out.

I click on "Recommend Deletion" on an answer that I feel doesn't contribute. The popup's call to action says "Delete". Wait, I don't have that power, do I? I don't want that kind of power. I just want to recommend it to be deleted. Shouldn't those two buttons have the same text?


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    Yes, the buttons should match, and yes, once you have 10k you are actually casting a vote to delete on the post rather than just "recommending" it. Or maybe it's 20k... Those weird deletion rules...
    – animuson StaffMod
    Sep 22 '13 at 22:56
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    But I'm not outright "Delete"ing the answer. Also, am I going crazy or did the button text actually change after 10k? Sep 22 '13 at 22:58
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    No. It takes at least three Delete votes to actually delete a post. You can't do it on your own.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Sep 22 '13 at 22:58

Yes, the button should automatically know when you have the power to cast a real delete vote on a post, instead of a delete recommendation.

As a 10ker, you can vote to delete questions that have been closed for two days, and you can't vote to delete answers. Therefore, the button's text should be Recommend deletion as you state.

And no, you're not going crazy. The text changed.


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