I recently crossed the rep threshold to gain the trusted user privilege. The FAQ is very clear about the deleting and editing privileges... but not the undeleting privilege.
When should I vote to undelete an answer? What is the guidance on this?
For example, I just saw what I believe to be a correct answer to a question by a fairly new user (here, for those who can view deleted answers). It looks to me like the only reason the author deleted it was that it had one downvote and there was some contention in the comments. Then I noticed I can now vote to undelete it. Well...
- Firstly, I don't know if that immediately causes something to happen or if there's a particular number of people who need to vote for anything to happen, so I'm afraid to touch it!
- Secondly, I don't know if I should vote to undelete the answer on the grounds that it's a perfectly correct answer that needed a little air to breathe and a few edits and shouldn't have been deleted at all or whether the author's decision is sovereign.
My question isn't about this particular example, but it brought it to my attention.
I don't know what the point of this privilege is and how I should be "trusted" to use it! Can you please advise? I did not find anything on SE site-wide meta, but my apologies if this is an easy thing to find and I managed to overlook it.