Here’s the flow right now as far as I can tell
- Type reply
- Post it
- Realize something is wrong
- Delete it so no one responds to the wrong message
- Now you want to fix it but there’s no way to pick edit and undelete
Instead you have to pick undelete as a separate action which means people start immediately responding to the message you were trying to fix while you take 5 to 10 minutes to edit the message.
That seems like just being able to pick edit on a deleted message and having the the submit/reply button be effectively undelete would lead to better discussions.
I suppose someone will tell me users should just make a new reply but I wouldn’t expect the average user to guess that workflow. I’d expect them to undelete and edit which seems to lead to derailed discussions.