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The last couple of days, I've noticed that most deleted answers had a single undelete vote. To see if this was a coincidence or not, I deleted my last SO answer, hit refresh and saw that it too had a single undelete vote just seconds after deleting it. Why is this?

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Interesting observation – ChrisF May 21 '11 at 19:11
Maybe the team figured that users object 99.9% of the time to having their questions or answers closed or deleted, so might as well just automate the process... – Aarobot May 21 '11 at 19:29
Just tried it on this question, there is an automatic undelete vote on my self-deleted answer. – Mad Scientist May 21 '11 at 19:32
After you delete your post and see the automatic undelete vote is cast, are you still able to cast an undelete vote of your own? – Bill the Lizard May 21 '11 at 22:39
@Bill, I don't really cast an undelete-vote on my own answer: I simply click "undelete" and the post is undeleted. Does that answer your question, or did I misunderstand? – Bart Kiers May 21 '11 at 22:44
@Bart: No, that answers it. The same thing happens for me, I just wasn't sure if it was a moderator power or if that was for everyone. – Bill the Lizard May 21 '11 at 22:47
@Bart I believe the only way you have to vote to undelete is if people other than you voted to delete.. so it's difficult to test this bug – Earlz May 21 '11 at 23:40
Just undeleted @Fabian's answer and the history shows that mine was the only undelete vote. I think this is just a bug. – mmyers May 21 '11 at 23:42
@Earlz, you can test it yourself by deleting an answer of your own, and then hitting refresh: you'll see that it immediately has a single vote to undelete. You'll need to do this with a 10K+ account, otherwise you won't see deleted answers. – Bart Kiers May 22 '11 at 8:50
@Bart: You can always see your own deleted answers - no 10K needed. – Hendrik Vogt May 22 '11 at 10:53
@Hendrik, ah, didn't know that. Thanks. – Bart Kiers May 22 '11 at 11:14
up vote 10 down vote accepted

There were 2 bugs in the count preloading compared to how it worked before, remedying one of those the other day exposed another. Both are now fixed, this will work correctly after the next build.

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