Questions tagged [self-delete]

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Can (should) I delete a question that gained no attention to re-create it with a simpler formulation?

I recently made a question that gathered no attention: Bootstrap and numerical optimization of statistic. I think I've come up with a much simpler and to-the-point way of asking the same thing (...
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Can I ask a question again, but with a different point of view?

I approached a question the wrong way and I would like to ask it again from a different point of view, but it already has an answer. I asked this question: Estimating quantiles with linear ...
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To what extent should the deletion by the OP of answered questions be acceptable?

[Edit: looks like the question is now undeleted; the principle of what should be okay remains] Those of you without the privilege to see deleted questions won't get anything out of the link, but here ...
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When should answers be self-deleted?

I'm new here. Yesterday (my time) I answered this question. In the subsequent micro-discussion that took place in the comments, discovered that I had, in fact, misread the intent of the question, and ...