I tried to contribute to the math forum by providing a question and an answer that I thought was insightful, I am getting a lot of down votes without any explanations. I want to take my question down. How do I do it? Here is the link

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    $\begingroup$ You cannot delete the question because it has an upvoted answer. You can, if you wish, delete your answer. This will recover any points lost to the downvotes. Alternatively, you can make your answer community-wiki (by editing and checking the appropriate box): this will prevent any future votes on the question from affecting your numerical reputation. $\endgroup$
    – 75064
    May 3 '13 at 23:38
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    $\begingroup$ There's a functionality in SE that you can ask a question and answer your own question simultaneously. I read about this somewhere in FAQ it said it is welcome. But in fact it's not welcome for many questions and many users. I saw many down-voted question-answer posts in MSE and Askubuntu. I think it's not welcome in many other SE sites too. Maybe wikiproof and other wiki-pages with free editing access are better places for question-answer posts. $\endgroup$
    – user59671
    May 4 '13 at 12:44
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, I thought it was welcome as well. I was very surprised at the down voting. How can someone be down voted when their intention is to contribute; it was not for my benefit (I gave up a lot of my time to write up the answer for that question to make it as coherent as possible). I can understand if my answer was wrong and therefore it would be detrimental, but then people should comment and explain the errors. This makes me not want to contribute again. $\endgroup$
    – Klik
    May 4 '13 at 19:35

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