Can I delete one of my posts that has been closed as off topic and received an answer with positive up-vote?

Should I delete all my posts that has been closed as off topic? (with/out answer)

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    $\begingroup$ To my knowledge, questions which have an upvoted answer cannot be deleted unilaterally. And in general it is also not a good idea to delete too many questions, in order not to risk a question ban. While the exact rules are not public, a rough rule of thumb is that a question which has been downvoted, closed and deleted is much worse than a question with which only one of these has happened, and still a bit worse than one with which two of these things have happened. $\endgroup$
    – Stefan Kohl Mod
    Aug 25, 2020 at 22:34
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    $\begingroup$ I reckon you should improve all your posts that have been closed as off-topic. $\endgroup$ Aug 26, 2020 at 5:31
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    $\begingroup$ Details about deletions can be found in the network-wide FAQ: How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion? You cannot delete your question if it has multiple answers or if it has an upvoted or accepted answer, is a duplicate target or an answer got a bounty. Other users can still vote to delete your question, even in such situations. (But only users with sufficient reputation.) $\endgroup$ Aug 26, 2020 at 12:14


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