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When I delete one of my answers there appears the question: vote to delete this post. Does that mean that others have to vote too for the question to be deleted?

If no others are involved I find naming it vote a bit confusing.

Shortly after deleting my answer I see it displayed with a hint: Deleted by owner xxx seconds ago and I can undo my delete.

Do others see it too?

How long does it take to make the delete permanent, without undelete option (if it works that way)?

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@Ladybug How big is the probability to find above mentioned post, when someone searches for deleting ones own questions? – bernd_k Jan 3 '11 at 14:02
Who cares? – Ladybug Killer Jan 4 '11 at 9:03
I care. I consciously ignored that question just by title, searched further, and finally found my problem here. – Mark Jeronimus Feb 25 '14 at 18:32
up vote 6 down vote accepted

It only takes your vote to delete your own post. Once you've deleted it, only 10k users and modes can see the post.

The wording might be a bit confusing, but it's probably like it is because 10k users can vote to undelete. 5 reopen votes from them and it is undeleted. The deletion is never permanent. You don't have final say (due to the licensing), hence it's a vote. Even if your vote is powerful enough to bring down your post.

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There is no time limit for me for possible undeleting it ? – bernd_k Jan 3 '11 at 10:52
@bernd_k Not that I'm aware of. – marcog Jan 3 '11 at 10:55
This answer is only partially true. – Ladybug Killer Jan 3 '11 at 11:47
@Ladybug What part isn't true? – marcog Jan 3 '11 at 13:29
@marc: follow the dupe link. He is not always allowed to delete his own post. – Ladybug Killer Jan 4 '11 at 9:02
@Ladybug I never said a user can always delete his own post, only that he can undelete it. Or is that part wrong? – marcog Jan 4 '11 at 9:11

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