Would it be possible to enable a bulk un-delete selector in the /u/username/deleted-posts list? From what I can tell it would require a technically very challenging and potentially dangerous SQL/rails script to undelete them programatically.
For this feature to be most useful it would be best to differentiate between deleted topics and deleted replies. Maybe the existing /u/username/deleted-posts URL could be maintained, and then add to that /u/username/deleted-posts/topics and /u/username/deleted-posts/replies .
The topics are already deleted, and I don’t have an estimate for when the user might request restoration of the topics, so I guess I can wait for bulk un-deletion to be implemented. I don’t think I’m the only one that would find it useful, there are quite a few posts here requesting help for doing so.
This also looks like a potentially easier and safer way to programmatically un-delete, assuming I can figure out how to generate the list of the user’s deleted topic IDs:
If it comes time to un-delete the stuff, the above should be enough for someone who knows a tiny bit about rails to be able to un-delete them all.
FWIW, if you had moved them to a hidden category, it would have been perhaps somewhat easier to bulk-revert-to-last-revision them all. But when neither of those things is possible for you at all, I think that’s a distinction without a difference.
Lastly, I’ll apologize for once again, treating a feature request as support . I think I do it because I have no power to make features, but I can solve problems.