I’ve opened someone’s existing old closed question and noticed that it has two pending delete votes. I disagree and want to vote against its deletion. How can I do it?

The similar process for close is implemented.

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    Can someone of downvotes explain the reason for downvote? If you agree with PolyGeo answer, my question is still reasonable. Aug 29, 2020 at 0:46
  • "Voting is different on meta" stackoverflow.com/help/whats-meta
    – Mat
    Aug 29, 2020 at 5:36
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    You don't seem to be asking for this feature to be implemented, you're asking if it's possible to do this, which makes this a support question, not a feature request.
    – Catija
    Aug 29, 2020 at 5:50

2 Answers 2


Instead of trying to vote against a question being deleted I think you should edit it to address the reason(s) those delete votes were cast.

Sometimes it’s not obvious why they were cast but in most cases I think it is.

  • Sorry, I’ve clarified the question, that it was not my question, but someone’s else existing question Aug 29, 2020 at 0:53
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    Sounds like the quality of the question should be improved
    – Ramhound
    Aug 29, 2020 at 2:41

Vote to reopen. If the question is reopened, the delete votes are meaningless since users can vote to delete only on closed questions (and the delete votes get cleared).

So, in a very practical sense, a reopen vote is a vote against deletion.


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