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What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean?

I can't seem to find any way to do this.

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    It'd help if you told us which answer. Have you got a link? Feb 10, 2010 at 17:04
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    See: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5221/… for details on when you are allowed to delete your own answer. (can't delete them if you're not registered, can't delete them if accepted)
    – Shog9
    Feb 10, 2010 at 18:35
  • I don't see where in the linked "duplicate" question it explains why we aren't allowed always to delete our own content. :(
    – 2540625
    Jul 19, 2014 at 17:58

2 Answers 2


There should be a delete link under your answer - click it!

Delete Link

Or, if you're using the mobile app:

enter image description here

  • I get link and edit but no delete :(
    – user143150
    Feb 10, 2010 at 17:12
  • @user143150 - you must be logged in in order to delete your own posts.
    – froeschli
    Feb 23, 2011 at 21:49
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    Strangely this answer has 0 votes... trying to upvote it doesn't work either
    – Mikhail
    Nov 2, 2011 at 21:47
  • Does deleting your own answer affects something in your own account? Mar 6, 2014 at 15:21
  • it 'reclaims' reputation if rated very low.
    – DDS
    Jan 25, 2019 at 9:26
  • Stack Exchange owns everything you post, and will never give you the power to completely, permanently scrub embarrassing evidence of your past ignorance or a psychotic episode. Sufficiently empowered users will always be able to access it against your desire to lock it in seven chests and drown it in the sea. Nov 25, 2022 at 4:42

You can't delete an accepted answer.