An answer i gave many months ago got no votes and was rejected (via a comment) by the OP. I deleted it yesterday -- after briefly buying the OP's argument. Today, i had a rethink and again believe it to be a valid answer. How can i undo my own deletion? If i try to Undelete it, i get a pop-up saying i need 6 votes to undelete it, which i suppose is reasonable when the community or a moderator deletes a post, but not when it was my own (hasty) deletion of my own post.

  • Hi, feature-request tag is meant for a different purpose: "You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality." I have edited your question with a more appropriate tag. Thanks!
    – WedaPashi Mod
    Nov 15, 2021 at 13:07
  • I did want a change to existing functionality: I wanted the system to recognize that I was the one who deleted my own question and it should let me undelete it. (That may not be a wise change but that is was i was asking.)
    – Martin F
    Nov 16, 2021 at 2:23
  • Understood, thanks!
    – WedaPashi Mod
    Nov 16, 2021 at 7:09

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You can ask for help, moderators can do it for you.

I guess it is in the rules as it is to stop people from hiding an unwelcome answer and then undeleting when people had forgotten it.

So if you give a link to the post we, mods, can help you.
Found it, (I overlooked your link at first,) and undeleted for you.

  • Thanks. And i'd ask for help via meta, or via Flag?
    – Martin F
    Nov 14, 2021 at 20:19
  • Either way will work but a flag is often easier.
    – Willeke Mod
    Nov 14, 2021 at 20:45

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