I delete for the 1. time a question, because the issue turn out as an hardware problem, so no way to resolve it with Unix/Linux. So i decide to delete it, and was surprised, that no explanation is necessary for that. Why is this so?

I hope I do not oversee some relevated info's.

  • I don't really understand what you are asking. Who would you explain it to? – terdon Feb 28 '17 at 13:30
  • I read for a few days meta.unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3717/… In my case there were no answers or comments. I know from other forums only Mod's can delete questions. and it must be a good reason for that. So I was a little bit surprised and confused. Sorry. – user192526 Feb 28 '17 at 14:46
  • No need to apologize! I'm just trying to understand what your issue is :) As Michael explained below, you usually can delete your own posts with no difficulty. The exception is when that post has upvoted answers. – terdon Feb 28 '17 at 14:51

In general, you can delete your own questions as long as they're unanswered, since nobody has posted any useful ideas yet. Once an answer on the question gets upvoted or accepted, or there's more than one answer, you can't delete the question anymore.

  • Is deleting possible with an excepted answer? I know I am a little bit snoopy. I was in a german Forum in Team. And there were no way that someone can delete his question especially it was marked as solved. It contradicts the idea of share. – user192526 Feb 28 '17 at 15:21
  • thank's for clearing my mind Michael Mrozek :D – user192526 Feb 28 '17 at 15:30
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    @Bahamut The complete list is in this post, under "When can’t I delete my own post?". I updated this answer – Michael Mrozek Feb 28 '17 at 15:30

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