# When should a person consider deleting an answer?

I gave an answer that wasn't well received (my answer has a negative score).

I plan to research my answer to see if the objections are valid. (I want to check if the geolegs are as precise as I think they are)
If I don't agree with the critics, I will respond. If they are valid, would it be appropriate to delete my answer? Do I somehow indicate that I am changing my mind and that's why I am deleting it? If I delete it, will the negative points be deleted as well?

When content is deleted usually (there are some exceptions for old content) the votes on it are deleted, too, and the global point-count is adjusted accordingly. Yet note that at the time of writing you have one up-vote and two down-votes on this post, for a net-effect of $1 \times 10 + 2 \times (-2)= 6$ so that deleting the post would rather lose some points.