# How long do you have to undelete your post?

I'd like to know how long I have to change my mind if I delete one of my posts. I deleted some of my sandbox questions several weeks ago and they're still there, but I don't know how long they stay or if the same rules apply to the main site.

Also, I presume that once you delete a post that other people cannot see it (even though you still see it in red), but does this apply to moderators as well?

• I'd like to know how long I have to change my mind if I delete one of my posts. - until SE shuts down. If you self-deleted, you can undelete it at any time. If it was deleted after being closed, it takes (at least?) 3 undeletion votes to get it back. If it was deleted by a moderator, I think you need to mod flag to get it undeleted. Mods can delete and undelete with a single vote regardless of the state. If you delete a post, moderators and users with the privilege to see deleted posts (usually unlocked at 10k) can see it. OP can always see their own deleted posts – user46216 Oct 19 '19 at 14:23
• Generally, looking aside exceptions, a post can be undeleted at any time. Who can do it depends on how it was deleted. – user46216 Oct 19 '19 at 14:24