My accepted answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/1685286/18157 (from Nov 2009) has gone from +8 to -2 (i.e. 10 downvotes) even though AFAICT it actually answers the question as it was asked. The top upvoted answer doesn't seem to relate directly to the question but another issue that results in similar errors.
Since it seems a lot of people feel it doesn't address the question, should I take some action, such as deleting the answer? I've never encountered this before... what is the proper behavior in this case?
EDIT: With the help of a few others the answer has been deleted. Thanks.