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Can I delete a downvoted question that I answered myself (where nobody else has answered it)?

First of all, if you got one downvote, all that means is that one person felt the question should be downvoted. It doesn't in any way imply anything at all about "the community". It only shows the ...
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Please don't be too eager to delete duplicates

I asked a Meta Stack Exchange question about this recently. I'm not eager to delete dupes at all. Dupes are awesome and deleting them indiscriminately or just for being dupes would be terribad. To ...
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What is the difference between "delete" and "recommend deletion" votes?

Supposedly, the low quality review queue allows you to vote to delete (a 20k privilege) 0 scored answers from the review, in hopes this speed up the deletion process. If 3 20ker users vote to delete ...
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Does it make sense to kill this question?

I recommend not deleting this question because it is a very useful question according to these metrics. It has 95 upvotes and has been viewed 122,813 times. 20 questions are linked to it, and of ...
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Need to edit the content of a constantly changing canonical question

The delete votes are irrelevant at this stage. Unless all questions that were closed as duplicates of this are deleted or reopened (and if any of them are themselves dupe targets, then apply this ...
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Does it make sense to kill this question?

I have now closed the question again, it is really not a good question for SE and really shouldn't be open. However, it is a useful collection and as karel points out, is linked to by many other ...
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What happens when I vote to delete an answer?

When you vote to delete a post, it gets added to this queue that I am sure no one uses anymore.
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Need to edit the content of a constantly changing canonical question

The canonical upgrading question got reopened and its deletion votes are cleared, so it's back to square one. Well, not quite because in the process we also got muru's answer to this Meta question ...
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What happens when I vote to delete an answer?

When it gets required number of votes, it gets deleted. The required number is 3. Unless that answer is yours, in which case it will be deleted with just 1 vote of you.
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Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible