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I understood that, in order to delete or undelete, you need 3 10k+ users to vote.

But if the person that votes to undelete it is the owner, can he do it with just his vote alone?

Here is the question; it will probably be deleted again by the time you see this.

Edit: Also could be undelete as many time as possbile? I tried 3 times undelete, its works.

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This has been changed.

If a post was deleted by users other than its owner, the owner's undelete vote will no longer instantly undelete - it will be counted just like other users' votes to undelete.

Note that if a moderator participated in the deletion, only another moderator can undelete.

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Has this been changed for answers as well? –  NullUserException อ_อ Sep 7 '11 at 4:41
    
Yes, questions and answers share this same behavior. –  Jarrod Dixon Sep 7 '11 at 19:10

If an answer is "deleted by owner" then it can be undeleted by that owner (alone) too. I assume its the same for questions, I never tried.

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Yes, if deleted by owner, you can un-delete immediately. –  Robert Cartaino Mar 25 '10 at 13:54

If the question is deleted by the owner, they can un-delete it immediately. No voting required.

But, when a question is "closed" (the democratic 5-votes-to-close variety), it is then eligible for true deletion buy 10K/Moderator voting.

To answer your question, a user cannot (and should not be able to) undo a democratic, voted action. When it takes three users to vote-to-delete a question, it should take three users to vote-to-un-delete a question. The original author should not have any more power than the one-man-one-vote in this case.

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The "immediately" could be many hours? –  YOU Mar 25 '10 at 14:10
    
Um, not sure. I don't want to test this but, once you delete a question, there is no easy way to get back to it. Maybe if you save the URL somewhere? Someone please verify. But, if you can get back to it, you should be able to un-delete it. –  Robert Cartaino Mar 25 '10 at 14:28

If I delete my own question I should then be able to un-delete with fair ease. However, if the question is voted by multiple users to delete, an equal (if not greater) number of votes should be required to un-delete.

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