# Can I eliminate an answer after its deletion?

I know that users with $$10$$k reputation can view other user's deleted answers. My question: Is there a way to completely delete an answer so that no one can view it?

• I'd guess that for at least some of these early Answers, the concern you have for them suggests you'd be inclined to post a better solution now, if time permitted. So consider improving some of those older Answers; your present insights may be useful to others, esp. if some tempting path turns out to be an insufficient attempt. Aug 17 '20 at 13:19
• You can add a comment below your answer to disassociate yourself from it ("I was young and naive when I wrote this!"), and then delete it. Editing an answer, even a deleted answer, will bump the thread (this is by design - see the links here), so comment rather than edit to disassociate yourself (thanks @quid for pointing this out to me). Aug 17 '20 at 16:51