Based on this, it seems like I should be able to edit my own post which I have deleted; however, I am unable to edit a post which I have deleted and want to edit before undeleting. The edit button is grayed-out and unclickable. I do have an undelete button which seems like it works.

uneditable deleted post

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When you move your mouse cursor over the grayed-out edit link, you should see a tooltip saying

You cannot edit your own deleted question. Undelete before editing.

As to the reasons for this, see the comments and answer on this question on Meta.SE.

  • Does that mean that something went wrong with the meta post that I linked to in my question?
    – Daniel
    May 28, 2014 at 10:24
  • Ah, never mind. The original author is a 10k+ user.
    – Daniel
    May 28, 2014 at 10:29

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