See How is it possible that a single user who is not a moderator can delete a comment? for more details.
In short, two comments have been probably deleted after a single user flagged them as obsolete because they contained accept or accepting in a sentence.

I found out that, as moderator, I cannot undelete those comments for which the deletion threshold is lowered to 1 flag.


Since on Drupal Answers users could ask a question about a module for accepting answers, the word accept could be contained in a comment, even though the comment is not saying anything about the user not accepting answers given to his questions. For example, the comment could be "What is your module supposed to do when you accept your own answer?" or "You can accept your own answer, and the module doesn't consider that possibility!"
In that case, a single user who flags the comment as obsolete would cause the deletion of the comment, even if the comment is not obsolete at all. As moderator, I cannot do anything to reverse that.

Moderators should be able to undelete those comments for which the system decides they can be deleted after being flagged from a single user.

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    I agree. There are a few places where the word "accept" can be used in a non-answer-accepting context.
    – asheeshr
    Sep 11 '13 at 1:20
  • Can you undelete comments deleted by other moderator? It's also one-user-deletion which is not the comment author. Sep 11 '13 at 6:46
  • @ShaWizDowArd Yes, I can, as long as the deleted comment is not for a deleted post.
    – apaderno
    Sep 11 '13 at 6:48
  • Personally I think this one is a bug then. Sep 11 '13 at 6:51
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    yeah; if this deletion was attributed to Community rather than the last flagger, the problem would go away.
    – Shog9
    Sep 11 '13 at 16:33
  • @Shog9 So you mean, the check to see if moderators are unable to undelete a comment is if the comment's deletion was attributed to a non-mod user? Feb 14 '19 at 15:01
  • @SonictheIntrovertedHedgehog I guess the code just checks if the user to whom the deletion is attributed is a non-moderator. It should check if the user to whom is attributed the deletion is the user who posted the comment. It's expected that moderators cannot undelete comments deleted by the users who posted them.
    – apaderno
    Feb 14 '19 at 16:04
  • Yes, that's exactly what I said. Feb 14 '19 at 16:17
  • Has anyone on the team picked this up?
    – Mast
    Dec 26 '19 at 20:50

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