I recently wrote a reasonably long question, but noticed a mistake a few minutes after posting which would take a fair amount of rewriting.
Not wanting to waste people's time in working around that error on top of the problem itself, I deleted the question with a view to making the necessary changes and then restoring it.
However I can't edit the question without undeleting it first. I suppose I could undelete it, copy the text from the edit screen for the undeleted question, delete it again, then paste the text into a new question, but this seems a clunky workaround.
I don't want to leave the question up while I edit it since it might take some time. Then is there a reason why we can't edit our deleted questions before undeleting them?