Is it possible to undelete submitted replies to a form?

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    jmputz
    Asked on January 29, 2011 at 02:11 AM
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    abajan
    Answered on January 29, 2011 at 04:40 AM

    I think that's highly unlikely. There's a good reason for this warning:

     

    Deleting anything should always be done with caution.

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    aytekin
    Answered on January 31, 2011 at 03:10 AM

    It is currently not possible but we hope to add undo for deleting submissions in the future. I recently read this article and agree with 100%. I wish we could have undo on everything in our software, but it is not an easy task. Adding the alert box above takes 5 minute for a developer, but implementing an undo for the same action might take 1 developer day. And developer time is the biggest constrain we have.  

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    jmputz
    Answered on January 31, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    I am aware that deleting an answer must be done carefully...

    I deleted a few answers as they had indeed to be deleted. May be if I tell the context, it will be easier to understand. U use Jotform to organize some international BLIND whisky tastings, and I reveal the name of the tasted bottle automatically after the first submission of tasting notes. This works great.

    Of course, nothing empeaches the participant to make a fake note to see the name of the bottle. In that case, i suppress the answer (for instance if the participant writes "test only"), and also this has a function. If he did not note the name of the bottle after the first submission for instance.

    But this can be considered as cheating if no previous notes have been sent. And in that case, it means exclusion of the competition. I had such a case, and the guy pretends he did not do it. I keep the mails from Jotform of course, but I did not add the IP address in the information I need in the mail. So the undelete function in my case was only to get the IP address which is not always interesting to have...

    Thanks for her reactions so far.