At the moment over on Software Engineering StackExchange there is a user manually removing all of their positively-voted answers, seemingly for a laugh. I wholly support that the account is theirs and as such, their answers are too. But this immediately poses some problems:
- Clogging up the main board with "recently active questions" that were answered long ago
- Removing what were good and useful answers from those questions
- While the user is specifically retaining their bad answers
This could also take away from the value of various comments and sometimes even other answers.
This seems to go against the interest of StackExchange as a whole.
Is there a mechanism available to prevent a user from essentially destroying all of their contributions? Or should someone go and essentially repeat their previous - useful - answer through a Community account?