Sometimes I misinterpret questions and like to remove my irrelevant answer.

For the past few days I could not delete my own answers anymore on Stack Overflow.
The following dialog appears after clicking the delete button:

Vote to delete this post?

Bug or new feature?

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    Have you tried to actually cast the vote? As the author, you only need 1 vote to delete a post. – Grace Note Apr 18 '11 at 16:59
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    This has confused me, too. It would be nice if the prompts actually made sense. – user27414 Apr 18 '11 at 17:03
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    This got me too; a delete vote on my own post does indeed delete it. – Phil Lello Apr 18 '11 at 18:41
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    This dialog actually makes sense after reading the comment by Grace Note, but it really confused me the first time. – Anne Apr 18 '11 at 19:23

You should be able to delete the answer anyway (unless it was accepted, see the FAQ).

Otherwise, you should just be able to click "OK" on the "Vote to delete this post" dialog.

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    This is true but it is indeed confusing. – Trufa Apr 18 '11 at 18:17
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    Thanks for the answers and comments, I'm apparently not the only one confused. The dialog is indeed quite confusing. Maybe it should be changed to something more intuitive? – Anne Apr 18 '11 at 19:11

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