When I delete one of my answers there appears the question: vote to delete this post. Does that mean that others have to vote too for the question to be deleted?

If no others are involved I find naming it vote a bit confusing.

Shortly after deleting my answer I see it displayed with a hint: Deleted by owner xxx seconds ago and I can undo my delete.

Do others see it too?

How long does it take to make the delete permanent, without undelete option (if it works that way)?


It only takes your vote to delete your own post. Once you've deleted it, only 10k users and modes can see the post.

The wording might be a bit confusing, but it's probably like it is because 10k users can vote to undelete. 5 reopen votes from them and it is undeleted. The deletion is never permanent. You don't have final say (due to the licensing), hence it's a vote. Even if your vote is powerful enough to bring down your post.

  • There is no time limit for me for possible undeleting it ? – bernd_k Jan 3 '11 at 10:52
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    @bernd_k Not that I'm aware of. – moinudin Jan 3 '11 at 10:55
  • This answer is only partially true. – Ladybug Killer Jan 3 '11 at 11:47
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    @Ladybug What part isn't true? – moinudin Jan 3 '11 at 13:29
  • @marc: follow the dupe link. He is not always allowed to delete his own post. – Ladybug Killer Jan 4 '11 at 9:02
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    @Ladybug I never said a user can always delete his own post, only that he can undelete it. Or is that part wrong? – moinudin Jan 4 '11 at 9:11

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