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Should one remove questions that are "pointless" since the problem is much simpler than one originally thought?

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  • $\begingroup$ I should probably recuse myself from this discussion, except to say that I wouldn't mind if you chose to delete your question. :) $\endgroup$ – Rahul Nov 16 '10 at 7:34
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I feel silly now, being the cause for your having to keep the question. Perhaps I was a little trigger-happy. If you like, I can delete my answer, then you can delete your question. $\endgroup$ – Rahul Nov 16 '10 at 17:34
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If it has been answered, the question should not be deleted out of respect for the answerers. (I think the poster can't delete questions with upvoted answers, even if s/he wants to.) Maybe the poster can explain with a comment that s/he has later realized that the question is much simpler than first thought.

But if it has no replies, I think there is no problem with the question being deleted.

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