in trying to deal with unanswered questions about
amsart, i came across two that are, for all practical purposes, identical. both are unanswered, and the reasons for the lack of an answer are given in a comment to one of them.
the questions involved are these:
the example shown in the first makes it a better illustration of the ptoblem, so i tried to close the other one. however, the "close" script returned the comment
This question does not have an upvoted or accepted answer
and refused to accept it. an alternative was suggested, but it is not appropriate, as it uses a different document class that relies on a different formatting mechanism. i left a comment identifying the duplicate but would really like to close the "less clear" question. i don't want to cite another reason, since none of the others are appropriate. (the "off-topic with reason" could be used, but is far from ideal.)
is there any alternative?