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This answer obviously is not-an-answer to the extent of being a good audit candidate. Flagged as such; the flag was marked helpful but the post not deleted.

Why not? Is there any change in policy I missed?

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  • it looks like a review queue failure. Reflagged. Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:03
  • Thats pretty much a textbook not an answer, I'm adding my flag to yours Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:03
  • Added my flag too. Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:04
  • Going to guess it was a mistake, it is obviously not an answer.
    – Taryn
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:05
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    ...which answer? :)
    – AakashM
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:05
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    The flag was dismissed because the answer was deleted, but the guy just undeleted it again, so yeah. It's gone now anyway.
    – a cat
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:06
  • When did you flag that answer?
    – Himanshu
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:06
  • @hims056 some time yesterday (can't see a more precise time right now)
    – kleopatra
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:09
  • Curious: There is no revision history for it's previous deletion but it has history of undeletion in it's revision
    – Himanshu
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:10
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    @hims056: If the post was deleted by review, then that might have been the cause. Apparently review-deletions do not create a revision entry. Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:12
  • @BoltClock'saUnicorn - Ohh. I thought it might show deleted by Community ♦
    – Himanshu
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:14

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It looks like the post was deleted as a result of 6 "Recommend Deletion" reviews, which dismisses all flags on it and for some reason does not show up in the revision history.

However, if a post gets deleted in such a manner, there is nothing stopping you from simply undeleting it again, which is what that guy did. Since it was no longer in the review queue and had no active flags on it, it must've slipped off the radar after that.

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    thanks for the info, being able to simply undelete sounds like a bug to me
    – kleopatra
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:16
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    @kleopatra Probably is. I don't think you can do that if you get any actual delete votes from 20k+ people or mods though.
    – a cat
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:20
  • might be safe in that case: currently the answer has a single undelete vote on it - which could well be the poster's own (as nobody else would ..)
    – kleopatra
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:42
  • @kleopatra we can to put our two undeletes, then we will see, whos, where, how and for why....
    – mKorbel
    Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 10:52
  • @mKorbel I don't want it undeleted :-)
    – kleopatra
    Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 11:14

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