I asked a question 10 minutes ago, I added a comment for more info about the question with a comment. 2 minutes later I was able to solve the problem and wanted to delete my post. I got a warning which was mentioning about a "ban" if I keep deleting my posts with comments.

Is there a reason for this? Will I receive a ban if I delete posts with only my own comments?

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    $\begingroup$ If you delete a high proportion of your questions, you might run into a rate limiting. One thing, you wrote "comment" here, but it was posted as an answer (although it wasn't really an answer), and deleting questions with answers is not well-liked. The system doesn't check who posted the answer. If such a situation arises again, first delete your answer, then delete your question. That way, the system doesn't think you delete a question with a third party's answer. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 19:40
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielFischer Thank you! It makes sense to delete my answer first. $\endgroup$
    – DrFu
    Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 19:48
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    $\begingroup$ Also, just because you answered your own question doesn't mean you should delete it. It might be a useful example for someone else later on. Answering your own questions is perfectly valid! $\endgroup$
    – gariepy
    Commented Dec 1, 2015 at 20:51


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