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There seems to be a similar bug report about one's own answers. This is is about editing someone else's answers. Also, the other post has been marked as completed, which is certainly isn't!

This only applies to 10k users.

The bug

Deleted questions still have an edit button. By pressing it the normal edit window opens and one starts editing. But after a short time, presumably through an AJAX call, a banner opens with the caption This post has been deleted - no more edits are allowed and the Save your Edits button gets disabled.

Still, if I'm quick enough to edit the post and press the button, before the banner shows up I'm able to edit the question.

The solution

The correct behaviour would either be:

  • Don't allow me to edit deleted posts.
    • Still let me edit my own deleted posts.


  • Allow me to edit those posts, but don't show that banner.


  • What about community-deleted posts, should 10k users be able to edit them?
  • I should be able to edit my own posts when I've deleted them myself.
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So what exactly has been declined? – mmyers Dec 31 '09 at 15:07
@Mmyers I believe it was the bug-fix that was declined. This only applies to a small subset of users, and they shouldn't be doing this anyway. Presumably, they're unwilling to devote the time to fixing it. – devinb Jul 2 '10 at 16:08

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