I posted this question which was narrowly focused problem of a larger task. After a few days I had <15 views so I added bounty. Now I've had a couple of people chime in with helpful comments and it's brought me to the point of re-evaluating my overall goal and change directions.
Original question is related to command line operation specific to Lotus Notes but new direction is working with web servers independent of mail client.
So, now I want to delete my question but since there is a bounty I read on Meta that I need to flag a moderator to remove the bounty so question can be closed.
First flag was declined -
declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention
I felt that this was a vague cut & paste response and must have been in error so I flagged again with more explanation. It too was declined:
declined - Bounties are only removed in exceptional circumstances. This is not one of them.
Now I have an answer posted that will prevent me from being able to remove the question. Unfortunately, this answer is addressing the chrome extension I was working on and is really unrelated to the original question. I don't feel it should be accepted and I don't feel I should re-write the question to match the answer.
It's becoming a mess and won't be useful for future users.
I don't care about the bounty points, keep em. I do care that this QA has taken a sharp turn that won't help anyone down the road.
Why wouldn't the moderator let me delete this question and what should I now do, abandon the post?