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Questions tagged [undelete]

The undelete tag is used when asking questions about undelete-ing questions/answers.

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Is there a time limit to undeleting my own deletable questions?

I refer to only questions that fulfill: Users can delete their own questions if the question: has zero answers has only one answer, but that answer has no upvotes has no bounties that ...
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Undeleting comments breaks the layout

As the title says, a mod undeleting a comment adds a second top bar, adds a random second copy of the logo and top buttons in the middle of the page, pushes the comments to the bottom of the page, and ...
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How to undelete my deleted question? [duplicate]

Yesterday I created a question. But because I thought that I won't get far with the Answers, I deleted it. Now I've found a rather good solution by myself and I would like to post it as an answer ...
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How relevant are CC BY-SA terms to posters deleting posts?

The rather "famous" TOS, section 3, states: You agree that all Subscriber Content that You contribute to the Network is perpetually and irrevocably licensed to Stack Exchange under the Creative ...
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Voting to undelete says “Your delete vote has been recorded”

Seems there is something wrong with voting to undelete a question. When I vote to undelete site says: Your delete vote has been recorded I don't have enough rep on English-based SE sites, so can ...
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Confused over “Request to undelete” an answer [closed]

Straightforward situation but the help pages don't explain this aspect well, which surprises me. Can someone clarify for me, and perhaps update the Q&A/FAQ pages to help others who might also get ...
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Does deleting and undeleting the accepted answer remove the acceptance tag?

Another comment suggests flagging for a mod to delete it, which makes we wonder if deleting and undeleting the same answer would remove the acceptance tag. – Oddthinking♦ (Why does Stack Exchange ...
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Reposting deleted questions

I asked a question, and it got deleted. I do not have enough reputation points to vote to reopen. What can I do if I still want the answer to the question? I can't even edit the question to try to ...
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How to Undelete A Post Deleted by System or Community? [duplicate]

[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 ...
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What happens if an answer I downvoted gets undeleted? [duplicate]

Seeing the undeletions happening from time to time, I was just wondering what would happen to the -1 rep that a downvoter gets when downvoting an answer. How does "Reputation" work? states, ...
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How can I cancel a delete on my question?

I've deleted a question of mine by mistake, is there a way to cancel it ?
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Question removed by OP after I answered it

The OP removed this question after I posted an answer (and an useful edit) to it. Not sure if this is too un-common as I faced it only second time. (can't get the first instance details as it was ...
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A question was deleted; how do I recover my answer?

The question was "Learning Lua (fast)"; it was asked years ago and was closed soon after I answered it. It has been recently deleted, but I would like to recover the content of my answer. I wrote a ...
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Recover the question.. of another user [duplicate]

Just a few minutes ago, I answered the question of a member on StackOverflow, however we had a very long discussion by comments since I could not open a chat for some reason. Therefore, I told the OP ...
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Will undeleting my question cause it to appear in “newest questions”? [duplicate]

I posted a question on Super User a few days back on a weekend and it has received no responses/views. Can I delete that question and undelete it again to make it appear in the "Newest Questions" ...
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Meaningless ability to edit deleted chat messages

The following sequence of events recently transpired: I thwacked the enter key in the middle of writing a chat message. To avoid embarrassment, I immediately deleted said message. I then was able to ...
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Is there a “checkout” on SE, especially for deleted questions/rants?

Stack Exchange is addictive, and has an audience that could make a change. Although there are strict guidelines in place in most communities over here, we are all human, and sometimes we post ranting ...
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Unable to ask a question on stackoverflow after a silly mistake [duplicate]

I am accepting that this is a duplicate question of many others. But I want to fix my problem, I know very well that if someone posts many low quality questions or questions that do not meet the ...
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How can a question deleted by community be undeleted?

On Dec 23, 2013 I edited two of my questions on Physics.SE: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/82673/aether-isnt-connected-to-earth https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/82453/are-...
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Starting a bounty immediately when a question becomes visible

I found a hack which one can use to ask a question and offer a bounty for it as it becomes visible: Compose a new question Delete it Undelete it after two days or more Offer a bounty Edit3 - Abuse ...
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Self-deletion and un-deletion without any changes should reinstate the original close/delete votes

Currently, when a user self-deletes a post and subsequently undeletes it, any votes to delete or votes to close magically disappear as if they never happened. While that might make some sense if a ...
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Can this answer be undeleted? [closed]

There's an answer to this question that's been deleted despite being reasonably well-written, answering the question fairly well, and getting a couple of upvotes. I'm not clear why the answer would ...
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Deleted answer reborn?

I flagged this answer as "Not an answer" + downvoted it. It got deleted by the moderator and I got back the 1 rep. However, the poster of the answer seems to have commented on the answer and as ...
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Self-deletion+undeletion clears NAA/VLQ flags

A user whose post was flagged as not-an-answer can remove all those flags by deleting his post and undeleting it right afterwards. This happens because those flags are (rightfully) cleared when the ...
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Allow moderators to see delete/undelete activity on users' profiles

We get auto flags for 'possible vandalism' related to deletes, and these can be helpful at times in finding 'rage quit' users, or other potential problems. But often, I would like to know if there is ...
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Deleting and undeleting the target of a self-duplicate resets close votes? [duplicate]

I found a question which was a direct duplicate of another one by the same author. So I cleaned up the original and voted to close the duplicate. Unfortunately, he then proceeded to delete the ...
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Should undeleting an answer leave its age for sorting purposes unaffected?

I recently answered a question on SO that was a couple of hours old and had no answer. I later came back and found a second answer sorted before mine based on age. After investigating, I saw that the ...
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Enable a disabled account on Stack Overflow

I had two accounts on Stack Overflow, one is for official use and other is for personal use, as our office has a weird policy about not to use personal accounts anywhere. I had plans to quit my job, ...
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How many undeletes does one have?

DoubleAA (a mod for over a year) seems to have to vote extra times to undelete a post. https://judaism.stackexchange.com/posts/8920/revisions Shouldn't it just say his name once? Week has ...
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Does undeleting a question reverse the deleted posts count?

With reference to post bans, and one of the reason being deleted posts. If a user undeletes posts, does this reverse the count on deleted posts?
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Casting undelete vote for my own answer [duplicate]

Currently I met with an issue in Stack Overflow. I gave answer to this question: enable Assertions in objective c . As a quick answer I only added some-links and I was editing my answer, at that time ...
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Let me rephrase the question about VCS hosting so that it isn't directly asking for a list but is rather a “Can I do this?” question [closed]

I asked the question Which public hosting sites for darcs projects are there? (Like Gitorious for Git.), but it got deleted a while ago. Let me rephrase it as: I want to put my darcs project onto ...
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Comments of deleted/undeleted answer are missing on network profile

I have noticed that on my Stack Exchange network profile, some (2) comments missing that are part of an answer that was deleted and then undeleted. The workflow of the question was: Answer posted ...
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Request to undelete a quite valuable thread on SO

Can we please undelete this post What happened to the Substance LaF? (10k+), that was deleted by Will on April 9 at 21:19? I feel it should be un-deleted because: It is a very interesting thread It ...
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Four-year old question with 48 upvotes and 81 stars just got deleted [closed]

I had often referred to this question (for <10k) and last time I checked, it had 48 votes upvotes, 81 stars and 11 answers, with a total of over 100 upvotes. Today, after the question was live for ...
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undelete request

The asker accepted my answer, and then deleted her question without cause. Details property in ListView not displaying
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How can I undelete an accidentally deleted post? [duplicate]

I have read that in order to undelete a post, I must flag one of my other posts and inform a moderator that I would like the deleted post undeleted. Unfortunately, that was my very first question, so ...
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Deleting a duplicate, esp. when discussions are still ongoing

This question was identified as a duplicate today and deleted an hour later. There are three reasons why I believe deleting this was wrong: As a general rule, deleting duplicates is a bad idea, as ...
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Flagged as not-an-answer, all visible consequences except the answer actually going away happened - what gives?

I flagged this answer as Not An Answer since the answerer changed it from an unhelpful answer to just a link. My flag was marked as helpful, my downvote reputation-loss was reverted, as was the ...
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Allow users to see and undo their own deletions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show all of my question/answers to me even if they are deleted As described in this answer, there is a way for users to undo deletions they themselves requested on their own ...
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Need help undeleting questions

Being new to SO, I asked some stupid/useless questions, which got downvoted. So I decided to to suppress them. Result: I'm banned and can no longer ask questions. So I read this post, where it's ...
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Please undelete my answer that clarifies the existing accepted answer

A moderator deleted my answer on Stack Overflow that fixed a bug in the accepted answer. My response to the moderator's comments are below: Moderator: "This is more or less an exact duplicate of the ...
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How to undo the deletion of a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? How do I undelete my question? How can we undo the deletion of a question? Actually I deleted my own ...
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Sometimes, when I delete a post of mine, it does not disappear like most. Why? [duplicate]

I do sometimes tend to mis-read questions on SO and post completely pointless and stupid answers. So when I realize what I've done, I delete the post and refresh the page, to have it disappear. But, ...
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Why was the original boat programming question deleted? [closed]

The original boat programming question very well known on Stack Overflow, and is now used as an expression to refer to any question that has nothing to do with programming, but is written as "as a ...
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Undelete a deleted question?

I asked my first question, about making Jini servers undiscoverable, on Stack Overflow last night, then deleted it because I thought I should do some more research first. I guess I shouldn't have ...
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How can I know why my post was deleted?

When a post is deleted, the following message appears deleted by (user)♦ 2 days ago Why was your post deleted? See the faq. Anyway, if I don't find the faq clear enough, what should I do? Is ...
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Why are self-undeleted posts not shown in the 10k tools?

I can understand not dragging self-deleted content into the spotlight. If there were problems with it, it's deleted anyway and they don't matter now, and the OP probably had their own private reasons ...
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Temporarily deleted answer missing from asker's inbox

I asked a question on CS and received an answer. This answer does not appear in my inbox. I never saw a notification, and as of now the latest notification from CS is {"SiteUrl":"cs.stackexchange.com"...
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Can I get a mod to undelete a question I just deleted?

Sorry. I just posted a question and 5 minutes later when I thought I had found that the problem was caused by an XCode bug, I deleted it. I was wrong. The problem still exists, and I'd rather not ...