I tried to delete a question of mine, and even though the page looked like I was logged in (I guess my login timed out, the page has been open for a 8+ hours without me interacting with it), when I pressed delete I got an error saying "You must be logged in to vote".

Is that message a bug, as I wasn't trying to vote on anything?

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As far as the backend is concerned, deletion is a vote.

Consider that we require 3 community members to cast delete votes for a post to be deleted - those are votes.

That the question is yours, and that in such a case only one vote is required doesn't change that it is a vote.


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