While reviewing flags in the 10k tools, you sometimes see a "Delete Answer" or "Delete Question" button next to the "Flag or disagree..." button.

Normally if you click the button, you cast a delete vote. But if the post already has 3 votes and is deleted, you can still click the button, but it then cast an undelete vote. And this is probably not the requested action.

So I think it should be better to ignore extra delete votes, because there are other channels to cast undelete votes.

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    +1 just happened to me on stackoverflow.com/questions/4428552/…
    – lc.
    Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 8:29
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    This drives me crazy. It does not update into the deleted state, so you vote again and reverse yourself. A vote to delete should NEVER silently convert to a vote to undelete. It's a gnarly old bug.
    – tchrist
    Commented Jan 12, 2014 at 5:05

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Flags are no longer shown in the 10k tools -- problem solved. :-)

The 10k tools include a page for deletions and undeletions, but the page is just a list of links. If you want to actually cast votes, you have to click through to the post, where you'll see live updates if the deletion status changes.

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