[NOTE: Not a duplicate post]

I posted in the Graphic Design stack exchange and my post got automatically deleted by "Community". I read this post but it doesn't have the answer to my question, and I couldn't find any other SE questions that offer an effective answer, so I'm creating "this" new post.

My question is two-fold:

How can I undelete one of my questions that was deleted by "System" or "Community" user?


If that's not possible, would I be better off just reposting?

Here is the post that got deleted:

How to find the vertical midpoint of a Gimp image or canvas?


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    From the "How can I undelete one of my posts" section of the question you linked and said didn't have the answer: "Normally, if your deleted post is not self-deleted, you can't undelete it yourself (though you may be able to vote to undelete). An exception: if an answer is deleted from Low Quality review queue by "Recommend Deletion" votes, without three trusted users voting to delete, then it can be undeleted by the author."
    – Kendra
    Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 14:41
  • Now, that does leave the question of how it was deleted- You can check this by going to "graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/posts/72056/timeline" which you should be able to see as the author of the post. That will give you the timeline, which should help identify why it was deleted.
    – Kendra
    Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 14:42
  • @Kendra Thanks! I checked the timeline per your suggestion and looks like the first person to see it downvoted it. What can be done? Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 14:44
  • If that's what caused the deletion, then you'll have to either make your case to users who can undelete it or flag and make your case to a mod- It sounds like your question was cleaned up by the roomba. The post Shadow closed this as a duplicate of is spot on for this.
    – Kendra
    Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 14:45
  • @Kendra what do you mean "Shadow closed this"? I googled and didn't find any results for that exact term. Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 14:49
  • Shadow Wizard closed this question (the one we're commenting on) as duplicate of a different question (not the one you linked), which you can find the link to at the top of your question. Sorry if I was unclear.
    – Kendra
    Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 14:50
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    @Kendra Thanks for the clarification! The "duplicate" has very good information. I'm going to try editing my post and then flagging for a moderator. Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 14:56
  • You don't need to flag yet. If you think it's not a duplicate please explain and I can also reopen it with a single vote. (In its current state it's 100% duplicate though.) Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 20:33
  • @ShadowWizard yes I agree it is a duplicate. Do I need to "unflag" it or something? I'm new to the whole flagging thing. What is the protocol for duplicates? Should I leave my post up for the record, but add a note that I realize it is a duplicate? Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 20:51
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    Just leave it be, duplicates are useful for searching. No need to confirm or anything. Cheers! Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 20:59


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