The title says it all. I had a question that was what I wanted, then I thought of a potential way of doing it, but I thought that it was tangential to the question so I opened a new question. That 2nd question showed to be fruitless, I marked it as answered and am trying to get those who want to continue helping me to go to the original question as it has more detail as to what I was trying to accomplish. But they are not moving.
So I'd like to close that tangent question off. Is there a way to do it giving a reason that it has been answered?