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Is it possible to “revive” deleted post?

I would like to know if it's possible to bring back to life a post of mine (a question) which I deleted? If so - would the reputation I gained from it be restored?
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Where to ask for advice regarding a review audit?

I have reviewed a question and I wanted to vote to close the question because to me it seems like a polling question on a very subjective topic. To my surprise, the system told me STOP! Look and ...
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Review mode, attention check: how do I see other votes to close?

Sequence of events: I review votes to close. I see a question. It looks fine. Why is it here? I press "Close" to see if there's a proposed 'exact duplicate' in other close votes. "We were checking if ...
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What is the difference between [exact-duplicates] and [duplicate-questions] tags? - synonym request

What is the difference between exact-duplicates (16 questions) and duplicate-questions (4 questions) tags? As of now, neither of above have tag wiki; per my reading of handful of questions I randomly ...
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Is something wrong with the review queues?

Thorsten Müller was presented with an odd review question. Odd, because the question was deleted on April 13, but he was asked today to review the first-post-answer in the deleted question. ...
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Move question to Stack Overflow

I originally posted a question on Programmers because at the time it was quite general with no code. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/195959/java-blocking-on-multiple-queues ...
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What criterion of NARQ does this question meet?

So I would like to jump in the programmers.SE community, but for the life of me I can't actually figure out the community standards. I had this question closed: What languages do Node.js developers ...
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Can questions about PHP work environments be on topic?

The specific questions I'd like to ask is how to prepare for PHP jobs since a) PHP is not fully OO AFAIK and b) There're no frameworks in the regular sense of other programming languages concept of ...
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What are P.SE's new user limitations?

Short version: Does P.SE have similar new user limitations as SO does? Buried in the MSO FAQ is this answer about new user restrictions. And it states that new users are only allowed 6 questions in ...
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Is it time to tighten up the quality filter at Programmers?

Some recent posts make me feel like these could be automatically rejected by quality filter, thus saving community efforts for better quality questions and answers. "I want To develope My Own linux ...
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Are readers supposed to vote, edit, comment, flag answers on old one-liner honeypots?

Some old closed questions have many answers that probably were considered OK back then but are not quite up to current quality standards. Are readers supposed to vote, edit, comment, flag answers in ...
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Downvoting “marginal” posts can trigger their inclusion into Low Quality queue?

Recently I reviewed some posts using SEDE query called "Marginal short answers with links". For the record, I have been using query parameters as suggested here, with the only difference that min ...
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Someone has downvoted a heap of my answers

I normally won't care but as this site has a strong community feel I wanted to bring it to the attention of people. Overnight (I'm in Australia) I had 11 of my answers downvoted. It is uncommon for my ...
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Answer with a link to deleted question

This answer : https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/a/13976/20065 points to this question : https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/13282/freelance-programming-sites/13565#...
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Revisiting our close procedure and close reasons [duplicate]

In a comment in one of our Meta discussions Aarthi announced a set of changes to the closing procedure: This is currently in spec-stage so I don't have lots of details available, but suffice it to ...
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What does “This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved.” mean?

As an example, look at Can commented-out code be valuable documentation?. Why has it been locked, what does "This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved." mean, and ...
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Is there any way to search through comments?

I'm trying to find a particular comment thread on an old post of mine. Unfortunately, the search box in the top-right only searches through answers, not comments, and Googling doesn't help because ...
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I don't agree that this answer should be deleted, what should I do?

I posted an answer to When would using a scripting language within a larger program be useful? I can understand down votes from programmers who feel insulted. But why on earth would you delete a ...
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Can I ask questions about how to structure a project

I have a project which needs to be 'split' into two (for 2 different types of end user (a seeder and consumer)). I won't go into details, but, would this type of question (knowing what options are ...
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Closed as not constructive?

Can someone explain why my question was not constructive? https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/187264/how-do-i-take-my-web-dev-learning-to-the-next-level The only answer given (...
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Would this question on future-proof programming fit on Programmers SE?

Last week I asked a question on future-proof programming on Stack Overflow. It was closed as off-topic there. I flagged it for migration, but although the flag was deemed helpful, the non-migration ...
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How can I view what privileges I have?

I am having trouble seeing where on my status page to click to see what privileges I have earned. I have stumbled onto it before, but I forget how I did it. Where should I go to see this? I did some ...
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please tell me how to delete my P.SE account [closed]

I would like to delete only my P.SE account only, but I can't find the directions anywhere.
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Can someone add a new tag to this question? [closed]

I just asked a question, and surprisingly, there is no feature-creep tag! Can someone add it? I have less than 300 rep ATM
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Can someone help explain why my question was closed, and help me rephrase it so that it would be acceptable?

Can someone help explain why my question was closed? How can I update a large legacy codebase to meet specific quality standards? One of the comments said that my question was a list question, so I ...
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remove CW status for this answer? (OO-principles for Javascript by Daniel)

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/a/180588/31260 Above answer has been made CW per automatic rule (quote source): The post has been edited ten (10) times by the original owner. ...
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Can an answer be undeleted?

I was stupid an answered a question with just a link. I then went back and edited my answer to actually something useful, only to find that no one will ever see it again because a moderator deleted ...
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Why was my question closed: about getting attached to your first answer to an interview question

How to avoid jumping to a solution when under pressure? This was closed as "too localized." What does that mean? This question has been up-voted 9 times and is closely related to: https://...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [legacy-code] → [legacy]

Please merge tag legacy-code (2 questions) into legacy (46), and make them synonyms. Tag legacy-code does not have wiki nor excerpt. Tag legacy wiki excerpt is Questions about legacy languages, ...
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Could it be that 124 posts I upvoted are all deleted?

My profile summary page currently says 3668 upvotes while votes->upvotes sub tab (dev team only link) counts less than that - 3544. 3668-3544=124 - as far as I understand this difference could be due ...
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Why was this question downvoted and closed?

I would like to ask why How to force evaluation in Haskell? was down-voted and closed. This came completely unexpected since it is a very specific and precise question regarding Haskell and how to ...
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Many down votes without explanation

From yesterday I was seeing there are many down votes are being given to the questions, without explanation. Today I found this question can-code-completion-be-consideration-of-choosing-a-programming-...
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Please unblock me [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why am I getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account”? Well I dont know whether to ask this in programmers meta is good or not, but please please ...
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How do you find the User Leaderboards

There used to be a link in the user profile that showed what percentile your reputation is. Clicking it took you to the leaderboards for the site. It appears that information has gone away.
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Tag merge / synonym request: [os] → [operating-systems]

Please merge tag os (12 questions) into operating-systems (65), and make them synonyms. Both tags do not have wiki, only excerpts. For the reference, current excerpts are quoted below os An ...
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Requiring registration to ask questions - did it made a difference?

In September 2012 registration requirement to ask questions has been introduced: In the past 60 days, 76% of all questions from unregistered users have been either down-voted below 0, closed, ...
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What is the difference between [class] and [classes] tags? - synonym request

What is the difference between class (25 questions) and classes (19 questions) tags? Neither of above have tag wiki, a handful of questions I randomly picked appear to use these as freely ...
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Why such a long delay on the delivery of my hats?

After surfing/voting/closing on Programmers this morning, I realized that I had earned a few hats! When I went to check where they were at so that I could show them off, I found that some of the hats ...
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Is this voting pattern legit?

I just noticed that an old answer of mine has had a LOT of recent upvotes. See for yourself: What made object oriented programming successful? Now, I happen to think it's a good answer - and I'm not ...
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Sorry for Posting Yet Another Why Was this Question Closed Post?

I really do not understand how a practical and very real question regarding use of one of the commonest text editors used by programmers be off topic on a programmers Q&A forum? Battling Emacs ...
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Banned from posting in Programmers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Appeal to regain the privilege to ask questions I asked the following questions in Programmers: 1- Determining an application's dependencies 2- Drag and drop feature for a ...
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Why was StackOverflow's most-useful-free-net-libraries was removed from Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation? [closed]

In feb 2011 there was a broad wiki message most-useful-free-net-libraries https://stackoverflow.com/questions/662956/most-useful-free-net-libraries with many useful wiki entries ordered by category....
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Tag: Synonym TFS with Team Foundation Server

Can we make the following tags a synonym: tfs -> team-foundation-server
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Why no C— tags?

I've noticed that there are various tags for C++, such as: c++ c++03 c++0x & c++11 But there are tags for "c--". Can we add some? I don't have enough reputation to create tags. Links on C--: ...
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XML syntax highlighting not working despite explicit tagging

I recently posted a question: Supporting and testing multiple versions of a software library in a Maven project in which I included some XML code samples. I tagged the samples as XML code: <!-- ...
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can I change my user name, retaining reputation?

Well, it's all in the title. I reached 10K on StackOverflow and I'd really like to refresh my profile, adding some personal info. I've done some search, without luck so far...
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Why is the flag “declined”

I flagged this question for migration to Stack Overflow, and it has been successfully migrated. However, the status of the corresponding flag in my profile is "declined". Is this a bug?
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Merge node tags

As far as I can tell, we've got two tags for Node.js: node.js and nodejs. Can we merge them to reduce confusion?
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Can this question be reopened? [closed]

This question was closed for being an exact duplicate, but I modified it extensively so that it now discusses a particular condition to wrapping third party code. In its previous condition the ...
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No 'comment' button for new users shows

How much reputation (If this is the qualifier) do you need to have to make comments on questions to ask possible clarification questions, etc? One of my answers got deleted understandably because it ...