Currently, to undelete comments under a post, moderators have to click a floating link that's off to the side, which makes deleted comments appear under the post along with "undelete" buttons next to them. It's illustrated well in a screenshot taken from this Meta answer:
The problem is that it's very difficult to get this floating link on the side to show up. If you're on a mobile device or tablet, it's impossible to get it to show up, and even if you're on a desktop computer it won't show up if your screen width is too small. Now there is a workaround for this, where you install a Greasemonkey userscript to adjust the position of the floating link so it will fit within the screen width. But in my experience even that often doesn't work.
So I'd like to request an easier way for moderators to undelete comments without having to click the floating link. I have two suggestions:
- Add this functionality to the mod dashboard, an idea that was originally suggested in this Meta post.
Would either of these suggestions be feasible? By the way, note that I am not talking about the "show deleted comments" button that already appears on the mod dashboard; that takes you to a separate page and does not allow undeletion of comments.