I was blown away when I saw that they had implemented a new "feature" whereby if a moderator deletes a post, it cannot be undeleted by owner or votes from the community. As someone who is constantly looking at the newly deleted posts, this is really a sad turn of events. While it makes some sense for a single user to not be able to undelete the post, it makes no sense to remove the communities' power to undelete posts. The mods have always had the option to lock posts they wanted to make sure wouldn't come back, but now that extra step of thought won't be there. ANY deletion they do is permanent.
My request is to allow votes to undelete a post.
NOTE: That unlike closed posts that the community can upvote, so a Meta plea might bring some relief, there is no option now for deleted posts. This is a completely different case than closed votes. A moderator's closure of a post can be overturned by the community, but now deleted posts can't be resurrected by the community.
Before, we had two tiers of moderator deletions
- Deleted, but possible for community to undelete
- Locked and Deleted, for extreme cases like profanity where no undeletion could be allowed
Now there is only one basket, Locked and Deleted. This takes away the flexibility the moderators had to compartmentalize deleted posts.