I am a new user and I had no idea how many Stack Exchage sites existed. I wanted to ask a designing related question and I asked it on Stack Overflow main website which later on I came to know was not the correct site to ask. Then I was given a link to all prevalent Stack Exchange site and so I asked my question on the Graphics and designing related site.

But because I asked it first on the wrong website somebody downvoted me. Now if I delete my question then will I be banned from asking questions as the question was downvoted. It might create an impression that I deleted it because it was downvoted. Also, why downvote somebody who already has agreed to delete the question from the wrong place and ask it on a correct place. I mean I lost my 2 reputation points because of that. Below is the url to my question, https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6295256/text-revolving-around-planet-effect-photoshop

  • Thank you so much for the info. I tried doing that and it says that I can delete it after 2 days due to possible opening. I will try to delete after 2 days.. Thanks again for your reply..
    – appuser
    Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 16:52

3 Answers 3


It is ok to delete your own question if it gets closed. You can also get your 2 rep back if you do. Go to stackoverflow.com/reputation and click on the button at the end to trigger a reputation recalc after you delete your question.


You can always flag the question for moderator attention, explain your case, and it will be solved if appropriate within seconds (depending on the site). solved meaning that a moderator can delete your question without having to wait 2 days.

Keep in mind that you won't get the reputation back immediately, but you can force a recalc by going to this url, and clicking "Trigger Reputation Recalc" at the bottom of the page.


If you posted on the wrong site, you shouldn't be deleting your question. Flag it for moderator attention asking them to migrate it to the correct site for you.

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    True, but sadly it was downvoted which means there is less incentive to do so.
    – Nicole
    Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 18:22

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