This site has the feature of voting for undelete but this feature can not be used:

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I remember previously deleted answers could be voted for undelete. but recently this is not possible when an answer is deleted by a mod:

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What is the reason for this change and impossibility of voting for undelete?

Is not it possible that decision of a mod about deleting an answer be wrong?

Why it should not be possible to vote for undelete?

Is not it a kind of dictatorship that users can not vote against decision of a mod?

This is a community site and users should have the role in moderation of site by using their votes.

Also if this feature does not work so why it is there at all?

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    Good to see that the community is asking such questions. And clearing their misconceptions (if any). Apr 1, 2014 at 17:22
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    Moderators need sometimes to be able to delete content in a way that cannot be overrun but a group of users, that is fine. What creates problems is that moderators cannot cast normal votes even if they want to do so. This goes back to SE software. I personally complained about this a number of times to SE but it doesn't seem to be important for them.
    – Kaveh
    Apr 2, 2014 at 21:38

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This feature has been implemented for years: Posts deleted by a moderator cannot be undeleted except by a moderator. If a post is deleted by regular users (either a self-delete or by gathering enough votes-to-delete), it can be voted to undelete like any other.

Just because the community lacks the convenient "vote to undelete" button doesn't mean the community is somehow being oppressed by a dictatorship. If the community wants to contest a mod-deletion, they can simply bring it up on meta. Posts can easily be flagged for undelete once an appropriate decision is reached.

  • but what if a mod only made a mistake somewhere, that doesn't mean the mod should be deleted!! We want only that post to be undeleted not the mod himself!!
    – user4710
    Apr 15, 2014 at 17:39

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