I`d just like to know what other people generally think about this ...

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    $\begingroup$ You can always flag it for diamomd mod attention stating 'comment cleanup please' or something in the other box. That way you don't have to delete it. $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2012 at 3:42
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, I'd assumed the question was about an answer that one would want to delete regardless of whether there are comments on it or not. $\endgroup$
    – David Z
    Mar 19, 2012 at 5:49
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidZaslavsky: I think that's the correct interpretation. I misinterpreted it :\ $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2012 at 6:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Manishearth It was not the discussion that embarasssed me (it`s quite fun when You are involved ;-) ) but rather my present inability to give further details about my answer when asked about in the comments ... So I had to retract it :-/... $\endgroup$
    – Dilaton
    Mar 19, 2012 at 9:29

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Well, if you want to delete your answer, I suppose it might be considered nice to wait until people stop posting comments... but really, you have no obligation to do so. If people want to have a discussion, they should be doing it on chat.

To sum up: officially, there is nothing wrong with doing what you're asking about.


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