I have a question about my Server Fault post: Vxlan Outer MAC Header

Can I delete my question if I later understand that's a wrong question? If not can someone do that for me for the linked one? Or should I self-response explaining why I think it's an inopportune question?

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As long as no answer has been posted to your question, you should be able to just delete it, without any comment or explanation. Once an answer has been posted, you can no longer delete it. Moderators (♦) could, but we do that only if nothing of value would be lost by this deletion (e.g., both question and answer are bad and/or wrong).

  • The help page .../help/deleted-questions indicates that also when there is already a single answer, the OP can also still delete the question as long as that answer has garnered no up votes. - No idea what happens for the edge-case where if the OP self-answered and that is the only answer, but it does have up votes...
    – HBruijn
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 12:04
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    @HBruijn: Ah, yes, you are right. The edge case likely could be resolved by just deleting your own answer and then the question, as you can delete your own answers even if they have upvotes.
    – Sven
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 12:29
  • I would just add that if the question was downvoted, even erased it still count toward the ban on asking question
    – yagmoth555 Mod
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 17:51

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