I have edited my question How did prisoners of war discover scientific breakthroughs while interned?, which currently has 3 close votes as being 'too broad'.

The question now focuses on how scientists (and mathematicians) were able to make their discoveries while interned. This keeps the answers as still valid, while not asking for a list, but asking for techniques (similar to many other questions)

  • $\begingroup$ It is now at 4 close votes $\endgroup$
    – user22
    Nov 9, 2014 at 19:34
  • $\begingroup$ I only see 3 up 3 down in my review. It's probably not be showing me the initiating vote. $\endgroup$ Nov 9, 2014 at 19:42
  • $\begingroup$ @J.W.Perry I hope the edit makes it less broad $\endgroup$
    – user22
    Nov 9, 2014 at 19:46
  • $\begingroup$ Looks fine to me, and it garnered particular answers not broad ones. We shall see I suppose. $\endgroup$ Nov 9, 2014 at 19:47
  • $\begingroup$ I am hoping that if it is good now, the close votes would be retracted $\endgroup$
    – user22
    Nov 9, 2014 at 19:48
  • $\begingroup$ I was just researching how that works. As in, how do the leave open versus close votes interact with each other. My current read. $\endgroup$ Nov 9, 2014 at 19:51
  • $\begingroup$ I have retracted a close vote before, all I did was to click the 'close' button and then there was a button to retract it. There is a caveat, it said that once a retraction is done, then you can't re-vote to close on that question. $\endgroup$
    – user22
    Nov 9, 2014 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed. In this case, from what I read, a couple more well timed leave open votes will cause the whole issue to just go away more quickly. The details behind this are not made clear to us. $\endgroup$ Nov 9, 2014 at 19:56


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