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I was looking at this off-topic posting. Hovering over the "delete" link offered me the chance to "vote to delete".

Since I concurred with the consensus that it was essentially a duplicate of another question, I wanted to vote in favour.

"Click".

Instant deletion!

Did my vote happen to be the one that pushed the vote-count over the necessary limit, or is there some instant-delete privilege I am unaware of? If the former, then what's the limit, please? If the latter, then the hover-prompt was misleading.

(I imagine there's some FAQ that says all this but I could not find it on a cursory search).

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You don't have insta-delete privileges; only ♦ moderators have that privilege. (And authors can delete their post singlehandedly, but that's not the case here.)

Did my vote happen to be the one that pushed the vote-count over the necessary limit

I think so; that limit is three (except for questions with a high score, which again is not the case here). But you should see the number of pending delete votes, and upon hover should show how many votes are deleted, like this:

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There should be a banner above the question showing who voted to delete it. (I can't see it, I don't have enough reputation.)

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  • I don't recall seeing any such 'N more votes' message, but maybe there was. Thanks. Mar 14 at 21:35
  • @another-dave: Just to confirm and add to the answer. Yes, yours was the third vote.
    – Chenmunka Mod
    Mar 15 at 9:35

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