The question How does the work of a pure mathematician impact society? was originally quickly closed, relatively quickly reopened, after a longer time closed again and has at the time of this edit a vote to reopen.
And, it also has many up-votes and answers.
There is not yet much meta discussion in the comments, yet in an effort to close the stable before the horse might bolt I thought I'd create this already, in case the need arises.
(This is a service-post; please do not interpret it as expressing an opinion for or against the question.)
Edited to reflect new situation and to correct initial oversight.