I recently posted the following 'trick question' which met a lot of mixed reception (twelve up votes and twelve down votes)

Now I don't want to delete the question, due to the time people have spent on it anyway, and in favour of the accepted answer.

I have edited the question multiple times in favour in the accepted answer, however users are still proposing other answers that are not in the spirit of the puzzle. I consider this to be quite a waste of time, since they are no longer good answers, but rather just the reiteration of other answers.

Anyway, this brings me to a broader point:

Is there a reason why I cannot close my own question, and rather can only vote and have to wait?

  • $\begingroup$ Ty clicking on "flag", clicking on "in need of moderator intervention", and explaining what you want. $\endgroup$ – Peregrine Rook Jun 14 '16 at 3:22
  • $\begingroup$ Hmm. I see that I have the independent privilege of VTC my own question, but it doesn't necessarily do anything. I don't want to flag it, because that would indicate that there was something wrong with the puzzle, which there isn't. I have flagged it anyway though, on your advice - hopefully it will bring a moderator's attention to it. $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 14 '16 at 4:25
  • $\begingroup$ See also: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5221/… $\endgroup$ – Alconja Jun 14 '16 at 5:00
  • $\begingroup$ Ah okay, seems like I'm going to have to just leave it. $\endgroup$ – Inazuma Jun 14 '16 at 5:14
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    $\begingroup$ Flagging isn't indicating something is wrong, it is merely inviting moderators in to take "action" whatever it is. $\endgroup$ – BmyGuest Jun 14 '16 at 5:37

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