I received a flag for a comment-as-an-answer answer to an off-topic closed question; last activity, September. Would this question be bumped to the top of the homepage if I removed the answer?

Yes, I know I could delete the question instead, but I personally frown upon breaking permalinks.

  • @Arjan Voting to delete answers is also a 20k power.
    – badp
    Mar 3, 2011 at 11:59

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No, deleting an answer does not bring a post to the front page.

Editing a deleted answer will, however.

  • When not deleted by its owner, right? Or am I really mistaken to think that deleting my own answers does bump the question?
    – Arjan
    Mar 3, 2011 at 12:05
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    @Arjan I've just deleted an answer, self-delete-wise. If the question shows up on the Meta front page on the next cycle, then there we go. But, I'm mostly sure it won't.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Mar 3, 2011 at 12:07
  • It appears it didn't indeed :)
    – badp
    Mar 3, 2011 at 12:08
  • I indeed stand corrected. Maybe I was mistaken by Editing a deleted answer pokes the question to the top. Maybe things changed? Probably it's really my memory failing me! ;-)
    – Arjan
    Mar 3, 2011 at 12:11

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