See, for example, a question I asked earlier: Write the shortest code to generate a random number between 1 and x.

@Oberon said "I'm not a downvoter, but maybe it's because the question isn't much of a challenge.", and his comment has got 6 up-votes.

So what should you do, in cases like this? Should you vote to close your own question? Should you delete it outright?

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    \$\begingroup\$ One way is to delete the question and run it through the sandbox. \$\endgroup\$
    – Justin
    Mar 9, 2014 at 1:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ This question can't be saved: it's asking for a single library call in almost any language which meets the "two implementations" rule. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 9, 2014 at 8:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Quincunx Um... How do I do that? What is the sandbox? \$\endgroup\$
    – Toothbrush
    Mar 9, 2014 at 13:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Quincunx Is the sandbox the meta post called "Proposed questions sandbox - Mark X"? \$\endgroup\$
    – Toothbrush
    Mar 9, 2014 at 13:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ @PeterTaylor I can't delete it. When I try, I get a message saying that the question has answers and can't be deleted. What should I do? \$\endgroup\$
    – Toothbrush
    Mar 9, 2014 at 13:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ Well, that's when you flag the post for moderator deletion. :-) (I've taken care of it now.) \$\endgroup\$ Mar 9, 2014 at 15:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @toothbrush Yes, that is the sandbox. \$\endgroup\$
    – Justin
    Mar 9, 2014 at 22:14


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