First, let me say that I was not aware that recipes were protected under copyright law and learned something today and for that I am appreciative. I will not copy/paste recipes anymore and will instead link to the original source.
That said, as a very new member still trying to get his water wings, I'm sad that I went from 51 to 47 today because I was trying to help someone out.
I asked in the post if there was any way to correct the answer and get my downvotes removed somehow. It's very off-putting to try to be helpful and essentially get penalized for it. I understand why the downvotes came, but I'd like to try to reverse them. I was truly just trying to help the OP, which I thought was the point of this site.
Unfortunately I don't have anything else to add to this particular discussion because I know very little about tapenades, I was just looking at threads that didn't have a lot of responses and trying to help them out. So I can't really edit the post, just delete. Would deleting remove downvotes, or would the downvoters have to explicitly remove them? Would they be able to once I deleted?
tl;dr: Any way to "undo" my post and get back my points that I lost because of downvoting? I realize it was my mistake, and consider myself schooled about copyright law, if that matters.