I had recently started to formulate a question I wanted to ask on the main site. In the meantime I thought of a separate unrelated question that required less research.

So I opened up the ask a question page which still had the old question cached and replaced the body of the question with my new one.

This led to a question where the body and title did not match. I then deleted the question so I could post it fresh with the correct title. I did this so there wasn't an edit log with a completely unrelated title.

Now when I try to repost the new question it won't let me as it is a repeat of the now deleted question.

This other question from meta implies I will have to wait 60 days for the mistitled question to be purged.

Is there any way I can speed this process up?

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    Titles can be edited too. Jul 9, 2017 at 18:22
  • @FaheemMitha Yep, I'm aware of that. Thank you though. Part of the question says "I did this so there wasn't an edit log with a completely unrelated title.". It seems like editing title would be a more hackish solution, also I still plan to ask the other question.
    – rlf
    Jul 9, 2017 at 19:17
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    No, editing the question title is the correct and obvious thing to do. In my opinion, of course. And yes, I missed the "I did this so there wasn't an edit log with a completely unrelated title". Reading fail, sorry. Who cares if there is an edit log with a completely unrelated title? Jul 9, 2017 at 20:32
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    I'm with Faheem. Thanks for taking the time to try and do it cleanly, but I think you're over thinking it. Just undelete your question, change its title and you're done.
    – terdon on strike Mod
    Jul 9, 2017 at 22:48
  • Okay, fair point. I'll do as suggested. Thanks for the feedback.
    – rlf
    Jul 9, 2017 at 23:04
  • Do you need to undelete a question to edit it? I recall editing a deleted question recently without undeleting it. Jul 11, 2017 at 3:55
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    I had to undelete it before being able to edit.
    – rlf
    Jul 11, 2017 at 8:32


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