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Is it ok to delete a question, revise it, and then repost?

Why would you do this? If it's fundamentally the same question, all you're accomplishing is removing the existing history; this basically invalidates all the existing votes users have already given ...
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Why was meta question 2469 undeleted?

Even a heavily downvoted rant can serve a purpose. The simple fact that it's heavily downvoted and closed sends a signal to the people who read it in the future. Yes it is setting an example. It's ...
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Is it ok to delete a question, revise it, and then repost?

Deleting questions and reposting them in order to avoid closure or to get rid of downvotes is specifically considered against the rules. This is regardless of whether or not you significantly edit the ...
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2 Deletions: 1 with an upvoted answer that I would've accepted, and 1 with an upvoted comment

Your first question was closed as "unclear". You say in your comment that you don't think it's unclear, so lets review: My uncle called different law firms to compare. Every lawyer who spoke with ...
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How should we be handling close-worthy questions that have poor optics?

I propose we don't actually treat these questions any differently from others. Personally, as someone who can immediately vote to delete negatively scored questions when they are closed, I usually ask ...
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Should we be deleting questions that have active reopen votes?

I am, in general, slightly uncomfortable with the idea of deleting any question that has a significant (for some value of "significant") number of reopen votes on it. This is for two reasons: The set ...
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2 Deletions: 1 with an upvoted answer that I would've accepted, and 1 with an upvoted comment

I'm not the one who voted to delete your 2nd question, but I feel that it doesn't warrant deletion. However, that question is off-topic, phrase request is off topic, so it does warrant a closure. '[...
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Why was meta question 2469 undeleted?

It's quite easy for new users to find the SE system confusing and frustrating. I know because I had my own rants of sorts, although not much of my thoughts were put into publicly visible posts. But ...
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Deletion & Closure: How do you tactfully answer when someone asks if you're shopping around, when you are?

Since it isn't improved to the point where it can be reopened, there's no sense in undeleting it. See the comments you got to your original question and the duplicate one. Feel free to ask for our ...
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Deletion of question with 2 upvoted answers: How to explain tactfully that someone has misrepresented you?

I didn't vote to delete that one, but it looks like it was closed as unclear back in September and wasn't improved much in the two months before it was deleted. For it to be undeleted it really needs ...
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Should we undelete and reopen this one?

No, it should not be reopened. There is some important information missing here, as pointed out in the comments. I've voted to put this question on hold as unclear. Please add more detail ...
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Should we undelete and reopen this one?

The problem is not that the OP is asking for something she shouldn't do, but that her question is too broad to be answerable. She is not asking how to deal with a sister-in-law she dislikes in this or ...
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