I posted an answer to this question $m^2+2017=n^3$ has no solutions, but I had read the question wrong. I pressed the Delete button but is there any way or need to wipe it off the books completely?

• Not that I know of. I was somewhat self-conscious when I learned that 10k+ users could still see deleted answers. But, then I became 10k+ not long ago, and learned that ... well, most deleted answers aren't particularly interesting. I rarely pay any attention to them (if that's what you're worried about). – pjs36 Jul 20 '16 at 23:52
• Ok. I also see @quid's answer. I do not like the idea that people can still see what I wanted to get rid of, hopefully admitting the mistake in the comment will soften the blow. – Oscar Lanzi Jul 20 '16 at 23:57
• I get that. I'm just saying that, when I saw the deleted answers, they became much less exciting. There are deleted answers from the users with hundreds of thousands of reputation, and drifters who visit the site once to spam some other website (and everyone in between); it's mostly just noise, and everybody, at some point, posts something they'd like to unpost. It's not a big deal. – pjs36 Jul 21 '16 at 0:06