I submitted an answer, one mod deleted it, saying it didn't answer the question.

I then edited the answer, including sources which directly answered the question.

I then clicked undelete, but nothing happened.

So, I resubmitted the answer.

Why was it deleted again? I did exactly what the first mod wanted me to do.


After editing sufficiently to allow for undeletion, you should click "undelete" if possible, flag the post for moderator attention to undelete, and/or raise the issue here or in chat. Reposting the same answer (even if modified) is, besides being a waste of screen 'real estate', possibly posting again something that should still not be there.

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    @Jake To be honest I didn't notice that the previous answer had been edited and just saw that the two were identical, so I apologize. That said, msh210's answer here seems to be correct IMO. +1
    – Double AA Mod
    Aug 31 '14 at 17:10
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    I suspect (but haven't created a second account to test with) that Jake wasn't able to undelete because it was deleted by a moderator. The interface probably did not give the most helpful of error messages; sorry about that, Jake. Any time you want to draw moderators' attention to something, you should be able to flag it. Then choose "other" to write a custom message and explain what's going on. Thanks. Aug 31 '14 at 17:39

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