In July 23, I flagged five posts that were closed as duplicates, asking if a mod (or mods) could link them to different post. A post which, in my opinion, contained far better answers than the original "canonical" post . I've only noticed today (06 August 2015) that in August 2, three of these answers were completely deleted by one mod.
The questions closed as duplicates were perfectly legitimate, a few even had a couple of half-decent answers and around 1,500 views, but they have now been deleted. I feel terribly responsible for their deletions. I never cast a vote to close them, and I didn't mention the term "delete" in any of my five flags, I only asked the duplicates to be linked to a different question. Many duplicates are linked to two questions, and this was my hope. In retrospect, I could have worded my flag request better, but I couldn't think know how to say it. I should have said "substitute", maybe that would have been clearer.
In any case, is there a way for the three deleted posts to be undeleted? I have the earned privilege to see the deleted posts, one could copy and paste the entire page, couldn't they? It can't be too difficult a task. Is it too late? :(
I hesitate to add the links, I blame only myself for not making my request crystal clear. If I hadn't flagged the posts, none of this would have happened.