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The process by which users can vote to undelete and return it to the view of the public.

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Alert dialog for self-undeleting a post should be clearer: '5 votes remaining' are daily votes, and the post is insta-restored

Give that users can self-(un)delete their own posts, why does the alert pop up a) say I am voting when it's instantly undeleted, and b) that there are '5 votes remaining' not a clearer message like '...
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Keyboard shortcut has wrong description for undeleting a post

It's possible to delete/undelete a post with the keyboard shortcut M+D. After pressing M on a deleted post, the menu says D is for 'delete', but it should say 'undelete' in this case.
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"Via Vote" label doesn't show for undeletion in post timeline

Given that Undelete is a vote type, according to SEDE (and the daily summary), then: Why doesn't "via Vote" show in the "Undeleted" box?
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How does one accrue votes to undelete a question silently deleted due to lack of activity in order to edit and reactivate it? [duplicate]

My question How far will Hayabusa-2 back off before the “bomb” goes off? was silently deleted by the community bot for lack of activity and votes. I've revised it and would like to reactivate. I voted ...
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Should users be able to re-delete their question after they delete it and it's undeleted by the community/mods?

Consider these questions (I'm sure there's way more examples, but I was a firsthand witness to these two; feel free to edit if you have more): Trouble converting recursive case to Haskell Nested Loop ...
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Spamming random mod tools lets me cast an ordinary undelete vote

I was playing around with the mod tools (testing out some bugs and stuff) when I noticed that I'd caused this: This occurred because some combination of mod tools added an undelete vote, marked the ...
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"Your delete vote has been recorded" message for undelete vote [duplicate]

When I have voted for undeletion, the system showed me message about deletion. And looks like it isn't the localization problem, 'cause in traducir everything is fine: https://ru.traducir.win/...
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Undelete button incorrectly says 2 undelete votes remaining, when in truth I have none

I cast some undelete votes, with the undelete dialogue claiming I have 2 votes remaining. In reality, I have used my 5 undelete votes, and I am unable to cast any more. The "Vote to undelete this ...
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Do delete/undelete votes age away? [duplicate]

This doesn't seem to be specificed in the docs and the FAQ. I see this suggested in Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project! (10.2016) and mentioned as an existing ...
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Undeleting answers deleted by former moderator [duplicate]

If a moderator has deleted a post, users are not able to cast undelete votes on it. They will receive the following error: However, if a post was deleted by someone who is no longer a moderator, ...
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Voting to *undelete* an answer tells me I can't *delete* it

Over on travel.SE I just tried to vote to undelete an ex-answer. But up popped an error dialog telling me: You cannot delete this post: Obviously the text in the error dialog should match the ...
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Undelete dialog shows number of delete votes left

When I try to undelete a question, the dialog box systematically shows me how many delete votes I have left: But I actually have undelete votes left, and I am able to undelete the question: In these ...
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Confusion about how many votes are needed to undelete a post [duplicate]

I went to this question (deleted, so 10K+ only) and pressed the "undelete" link. As you can see in the following screenshots, there are discrepancies in what it tells me about how many votes are ...
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Allow undelete votes on posts deleted by automated clean-up [duplicate]

If a post is deleted by automated system, user can not vote to undelete because the deletion is made by the "moderator" Community ♦. Users should be able to cast undelete votes in this case, rather ...
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"0 more votes are needed to undelete this post" [duplicate]

I appear to have stumbled upon an odd question: Here is a link to the question (please don't vote to undelete it! keep it there so people can see it)
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Allow undelete vote on posts deleted for spam

As this question showed me, when you look at a answer that was deleted as spam, you can no longer see it (which is just fine with me) and you have to click on another link to see it's review history. ...
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Why do some really bad questions have 1 undelete vote?

Here is an extreme example [requires 10k privs to view]. Are these likely to be undelete votes from the very user who asked the question?
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Why can't I vote to delete/undelete some posts?

Having just got access to the 10k tools (yippee!), I've been reading the help and trying to figure out what I should/shouldn't be doing. It all seems pretty much straightforward but there's one thing ...
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Why are users allowed to vote to delete/undelete multiple times? [duplicate]

Someone came to meta to try and get help reopening their question, and it got deleted as a result. I voted to undelete it and flagged it as well since I don't think we should be deleting posts that ...
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Should questions removed automatically for inactivity really be non-undeletable?

The question Why was my question removed? is about a question that was deleted due to inactivity. There was discussion in the comments about community members casting undelete votes, and the post in ...
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Delete votes tab in profile doesn't show votes on deleted posts (ironically) [duplicate]

The Delete votes part of my profile (dev only link) appears to only show posts I've voted to delete, but weren't deleted. For instance on Workplace it shows 5 posts, on UX it shows 3 posts. I have, as ...
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Delete tab doesn’t always grey things out that it should

(I don’t quite know whether this is a bug or a feature, but I’ll be charitable and mark it as a feature-request for now. Please feel free to retag to bug if you decide otherwise.) In the Delete ...
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Why does deleting require 5 votes and undeleting only 3?

Consider the revisions for this question, which I looked at following someone crying over lost rep another meta question here. As far as I can tell, a sum total of 9 people though it bad enough to ...
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Un-deleting your own answer counts as an undelete vote, but deleting it doesn't

On meta, I've deleted and then undeleted this post of mine. The votes tab on the account page does not list any deletion votes, but does list the undelete: Is this because the undelete null-ifys the ...
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Can we revive deleted content that does not follow the guidelines but nonetheless contains an abundance of community relevance?

Update: Here is a question specifically about the Jargon post: Can we un-delete "New Programming Jargon You Coined"?. I understand that maintaining a very good signal-to-noise ratio is one ...
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Negative number of votes needed to undelete an answer

I know Will was using his answer to this question for testing, but I still think this is a bit odd: I tried voting to undelete, but it just gave me the "nice try puny mortal, this was deleted by a ...
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Don't let me click an undelete button if the question can't be undeleted

So it seems that when a question has been deleted by a moderator, it's not coming back. Whether or not one agrees with that, it would be nice if such a post (example, requires 10k natch) didn't even ...
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Un-delete count off

In the 10k tools on Meta, the posts that show having undelete votes have a count showing that is off by 1. Some of these have no undelete votes showing on the post, so it's not a caching issue.
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99 bottles of beer vs 3 undelete votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How many votes are needed to undelete? Whenever I've checked undelete votes required, it always appears to be three. To check, find any deleted question with undelete votes, ...
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Why does this question show an inconsistent number of undelete votes?

I was looking in the delete tab, and saw this question showing 1 undelete vote (30 day view), but the question shows 2 undelete votes in the question itself. It doesn't appear that the post was ...
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Why do I have to "vote to undelete" my own answer that I deleted?

I write an answer I find out it's very similar to someone else's, just a minute late I delete the answer I realize I can still make valuable contribution I edit the answer I click undelete At this ...
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Undeleting my own question also undeleted my answers and now I can't delete them anymore

Here's the sequence: I asked a question (poll type) and gave four answers for voting. Someone else gave an answer as well. Someone pointed out it was a dupe. I tried to delete the question - it said ...
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