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If I edit my own deleted answer to some question, the question shouldn't be bumped on the "active" tab.

marked as duplicate by Monica Cellio, Ward, ᔕᖺᘎᕊ, Werner, Shadow Wizard Nov 30 '15 at 8:30

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  • Oops, didn't find the dupe until after I'd answered. – Monica Cellio Nov 30 '15 at 2:43
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If undeleting a post bumped it I might agree, but right now deletions and undeletions don't bump, so if editing a deleted post also didn't bump you would be able to make major edits completely under the radar. Those edits could be used to introduce spam (maybe not you, but somebody), or otherwise vandalize posts. Or they might be good edits that people who previously voted on the post should know about, since the edit enables a vote change. (Or they might, y'know, be bad but well-intentioned edits; that "change your vote" thing cuts both ways.)

If undelete were to bump, this wouldn't be an issue and you could work on your deleted post in peace before finally revealing the result to the world.

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