I asked a bad question. It happens. I'm sorry, I learned my lesson. As soon as I understood it was bad (a few downvotes and two answers within two minutes of each other telling me I misread), so of course I'm trying to do something about it. I check the question, and there is no way to fix it because it is inherently integrating the bad reading.
I believe that this question is legit because several people I know (including myself) all made the amalgam between PHB and the core three books in the notice. This is therefore why I disagree with the "didn't do research" sentiment shown on the question page. But now that my nose is on that paragraph, I can't unsee it and I understand why people might think it's a bad question. But in my eyes, it's a good faith amalgam, which happens a lot.
So I believe that we're better with the question than without because it's common to misread that paragraph as explained above or as seen numerous times on Reddit.
Therefore I'm trying to delete it, but I can't (because of reasons outside of my reach: one answer, I can delete, two answers I can't). I'm trying to make a community wiki of it, but I can't. I tried to flag it to get it deleted by a mod then community-wikied, but both flags were dismissed.
So what am I supposed to do about it? Suck it up, take any downvote that comes, though I learned my lesson? How is that fair?
I'm aware of the Streisand effect that I will get more downvotes by posting this question, but at this point, I just want to know how this should be handled in this community compared to Stack Overflow where such a question would have been deleted on the first flag.