Is this allowed? It's handy, working in JavaScript, using the snippet window for development. Updating the (deleted) answer gives source control functionality for free.

On the other hand, that can be annoying for users that see also the deleted answers.

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    \$\begingroup\$ For me the only annoyance comes from the fact that “comments disabled on deleted / locked posts / reviews”, so I cannot post improvement suggestions for them. \$\endgroup\$
    – manatwork
    May 11, 2015 at 16:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ @manatwork You also can't do that if it wasn't posted in the first place ;) \$\endgroup\$ May 11, 2015 at 17:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ You could get essentially the same benefits with jsfiddle, couldn't you? \$\endgroup\$ May 11, 2015 at 18:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ @PeterTaylor essentially, yes. But having all in a single place, tied to my StackExchange login, is easier \$\endgroup\$
    – edc65
    May 11, 2015 at 20:00

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I agree that it can be annoying for high rep users, but I think its totally valid for a user to delete his answer and then later undelete it for any reason, not just WIP.


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