One of the privileges we have as 20K+ users is that we can vote to delete poor quality answers or anything posted as an answer that is not actually an answer. This all great, but there are some issues, like the answer need at least a score of -1.
If the answer does not have at least a score of -1, we cannot cast delete votes, so:
We have to rely on the moderators to delete the post, which causes issues for some moderators as I have been told many times that this site does not need moderators to moderate the site, we as users should moderate the site
Downvote the answer in order to open up the option to cast a delete vote, which in turn, is a crappy welcome present to new users. This does not really fit in with the be nice policy.
The only time we can really cast delete votes without the answer having a minus score is to cast a delete vote once we find it in review queue as low quality.
So my question is, why do we get these special privileges if we need to go against policies like the be nice policy in order to use them. Do we really really have to downvote honest mistakes from new users in order for us to moderate a site that is supposed to be moderated by the community. The user does not loose any reputation or anything from this downvote, but it really is a shitty welcome.
Can the admins come up with a better way for us to treat such posts and still cast delete votes without the crappy downvote system