How do I delete this old answer of mine? Not only it's wrong but there's also a way better (and correct) answer below.

Note: That answer is now moderator deleted. The OP of the Question involved has not been on the site in more than a year.

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    $\begingroup$ Somewhat related: Deleting my accepted answer and contacting the mod. (Although probably you are already aware that the problem is that your answer is accepted - otherwise you would be able to deleted it yourself.) And a related post on Meta Stack Exchange: Allow author of accepted answer to delete it in certain circumstances. $\endgroup$ Oct 16, 2018 at 16:09
  • $\begingroup$ Since this answer (linked by the asker her) was deleted by a mod, the answer (duplicate?) certainly contradicts what happened here. In fact, an accepted answer was deleted by a mod, @quid. So it demonstrates that in fact, one can still manipulate circumstances so as to delete an accepted answer, despite what the supposed "duplicate" says. Closed by quid as a dupe (this meta question), despite proving the dupe is meaningless, after quid deleted the accepted answer. $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Oct 17, 2018 at 22:33
  • $\begingroup$ @amWhy while generally accepted answers should not be deleted (or any useful answer for that matter) in relatively clear cut cases mods do intervene. The answer did not answer the question as asked, and this was pointed out there. Another answer there does answer the question as asked. If it'd been reasonably possible OP should have kept OP in the loop, but given that they are long gone, there is likely not much point in trying. Whence I went ahead and removed it. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Oct 17, 2018 at 23:01
  • $\begingroup$ I was sloppy though in that I did not edit the other answer there and left a dangling ref, and, yes also the dupe target was not ideal. I added two more. The middle one, "How to delete an accepted answer" is the most pertinent one. There the same mod explains that we sometimes still might delete. Thanks for having signaled the issue. @amWhy $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Oct 17, 2018 at 23:02
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the added info, @quid! $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Oct 17, 2018 at 23:29
  • $\begingroup$ Kinda late, but thanks everyone! $\endgroup$
    – Aristu
    Oct 25, 2018 at 1:45


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