As far as I remember (and It's possible to retract and re-cast a delete vote on answers, contrary to the tooltip's advice confirms this) there used to be a warning/question whether to retract delete votes.

But it seems it was removed in the past month or so. On Politics and Skeptics I accidentally retracted my delete votes to various terrible Qs because I clicked on the thing twice... and I can't recast a delete vote apparently.

Was this UI "improvement" intended?

  • If it makes any diff, using Google Chrome "103.0.5060.134 (Official Build) (64-bit)".
    – Fizz
    Jul 26 at 15:20
  • If it's of any help, the most recent place where it happened to me is on politics.stackexchange.com/questions/74369/… (There's one pending delete vote, but that's not mine.)
    – Fizz
    Jul 26 at 15:31
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    Can you try closing and reopening Chrome? Also, see if you get other dialogs (click the "Add Another Answer" button on a question you already answered and it should ask you if you're sure you want to start writing another answer).
    – Laurel
    Jul 26 at 15:39
  • @Laurel: the dialog for close votes works fine. And yeah restarting Chorme fixed the delete dialog on Skeptics. I cannot find a suitable Q to re-experiment on politics right now.
    – Fizz
    Jul 26 at 15:40
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    Found one. It works on politics too now.
    – Fizz
    Jul 26 at 15:46
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    There's a claim it was fixed: meta.stackexchange.com/a/371279/282094 and that the two dialogs are very similar: meta.stackexchange.com/q/371331/282094
    – Rob
    Jul 26 at 16:13
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    @Rob it was never fixed because there was never a bug. Jul 26 at 17:35
  • @Rob I have no idea what you're talking about. Jul 27 at 7:04

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The suggestion (in comments) to restart Chrome fixed it for me, meaning the dialog comes up now.

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