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Currently I met with an issue in Stack Overflow.

I gave answer to this question: enable Assertions in objective c . As a quick answer I only added some-links and I was editing my answer, at that time my answer was deleted and added as a comment to the question.

I know that happened because that was a link only answer. But what happened is, when I tried to cast the undelete vote, it says moderator is deleted that post, So I can't undelete.

I read in faqs that the deleted answers can be undelete by casting the undelete votes and once a post has 3 undelete votes, it will no longer be deleted.

Then why that message popped for me, when I tried to cast my undelete vote ?


I added my edited answer again. It solved OP's issue and he accepted that.

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marked as duplicate by gnat, hims056, Lucifer, ben is uǝq backwards, Rory Jun 27 '13 at 11:52

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Unlike closing, when a moderator deletes a post, it can only be undeleted by a moderator. Regular users are not able to undelete a moderator-deleted post.

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Oh, I see. I was not aware of this fact ! – Midhun MP Jun 27 '13 at 5:26

I added my edited answer again. It solved OP's issue and he accepted that.

In addition to what animuson has said, once you've fixed up the post, flag it for undeletion. You don't need to re-post it.

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Well, in this case, he's already posted a second answer... – animuson Jun 27 '13 at 5:23
@animuson Which isn't the correct route. Too late now, I suppose. – Asad Saeeduddin Jun 27 '13 at 5:23
To be honest, posting a greatly-improved answer is probably more expedient than trying to edit and undelete in most cases; certainly less work for all involved. – Shog9 Jun 27 '13 at 6:08

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