I cast an undelete vote for this question but was auto-informed that the question could not be undeleted, since it was deleted by a moderator. Looking at the folks who deleted it, I did notice quid on the list who is, of course, currently a moderator. However, the question was deleted in 2016 when quid was not yet a moderator.
Question: Should votes on deletion cast by a current moderator but prior to the time when that user was a moderator receive this special level of deference?
My feeling is that the answer is no. In fact, I would go further. Deletion by moderators should generally be reserved for obvious situations like spam or profanity while borderline cases should be left to the community. The post in question had received a score of 64, 15 answers, and 7 votes for undeletion so it might actually fall outside the purview of moderation.