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I'd like to remove hold of all of my answers I hold on StackOverflow while keeping their content in tact just in case they help anyone down the road. How can I go about doing this?

I see [deleted] users questions/answers frequently on StackOverflow, but I do not want to delete my account - just relinquish ownership of all my answers.

Thanks.

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    If the answer is useful, why dissociate from it? If it's not useful, why not delete it? Oct 13, 2013 at 4:32
  • Some of my answers are useful, see here and here. My negative reputation here on Meta has led to people venturing into my StackOverflow account and down voting valid answers there. I'd rather just remove ownership of those answers (that may be helpful) than suffer the loss in reputation.
    – Dauh Fhauc
    Oct 13, 2013 at 4:35
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    why do you think it is so? How do you know they were not being downvoted on their own? Oct 13, 2013 at 4:36
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    Voting is anonymous, so you can never know for sure.
    – Jamal
    Oct 13, 2013 at 4:37
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    Whenever I make a controversial post here on Meta I get down voted on StackOverflow on old posts. Sure I do not know who is doing it, but to receive a lot of down votes on StackOverflow only when I post poorly received posts on Meta seems a little strange. But I regress. The question is about relinquishing ownership of answers, not about my past history or questions being downvoted on their own. I'd just like to remove ownership completly.
    – Dauh Fhauc
    Oct 13, 2013 at 4:39
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    not sure about your first example, but the second one is basically just telling asker the problem (and not a solution) and a bunch of links. We don't like link-only answers here. Oct 13, 2013 at 4:40
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    @DauhFhauc serial downvoting happens to everyone. Not having any answers is not a solution. Waiting until the serial downvoting reversal script kicks in is. Oct 13, 2013 at 4:42
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    @JanDvorak Thanks for your input. It isn't serial down voting I'm concerned about (the script won't help me there... I've done it in the past myself and know that the script won't kick in for these instances), it's the sporadic down voting over a short time in relation to touchy posts here on Meta that I'm concerned about. I'd rather avoid the drama and disown my answers.
    – Dauh Fhauc
    Oct 13, 2013 at 4:46
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    You could also search for questions to get a better idea of what the community does and doesn't like. For instance, if you post a feature-request, do expect downvotes if someone disagrees about said feature being implemented.
    – Jamal
    Oct 13, 2013 at 4:49
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    But... I've seen times where someone merely addressed a perfectly legitimate concern (not a feature-request) and still received downvotes. Rough world indeed.
    – Jamal
    Oct 13, 2013 at 4:53

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