I have read many posts here on downvoting. My experience is that once a post is downvoted with out any comment, although there is no reason why one cannot make an extra 'button' to make an anonymous comment, it is like a black mark against it, from whose depth one cannot 'emerge' and that post is doomed. If it cannot be understood there would be nothing wrong in making an anonymous comment saying so, so one can improve it. If it is 'wrong' what is the point of going over it and improving the 'wording' it wont become right. Or one could make some kind of button for the poster to recognise why his post has been downvoted without writing a long comment. One kind of button for seeking clarity and one for disagreeing with it. This can all be done if one really wants to improve limmud hatora, which is the stated aim of this site and most members seriously want. Some posters are talmidai chachomim, and here to increase their knowledge and also to offer theirs to others, so it should be made easy for them to do it.
But the system is unlikely to be changed so one has to work with the present one. So there are two possibilities. Either delete an unwelcome post or if you must keep it for a reason I know not, (just because someone else may like it in the future isnt a good enough one for me), then at least become disassociated from it.
So what is the policy of this site. Can one delete a question, or does it depend if it already has answers and can one delete an answer.
I dont believe in downvoting questions, this is not in the spirit of the torah which this site claims to adhere to and uphold. Loi habayshan lomed. One should be encouraged to ask questions. Downvoting them is against the torah. I have never downvoted a question. Of course I am not referring to trivial ones and having looked through many and answered many, I cant say I have found many silly or trivial ones where I thought the asker was being foolish.
Then there is the question of disassociating. What is the policy of this site. Can I demand to be disassociated since there is no button to press for it to happen automatically.