I recently asked a question about trigonometric functions. One of the comments did a nice job summarizing what I ended up deciding was the answer. But it wasn't complete and I supplemented it with another piece of a different answer I found on SE. Because I am the OP, I knew how I wanted the answer to look. So I decided to answer my own question, quote the people, and provide links to their SE profiles. I also stated at the beginning that the ideas were not my own. The sole purpose of this was to try to answer the question in a way future askers would benefit from my question if they thought like me.
My answer got downvoted twice and I decided to take it down because seemingly others didn't like me answering my own question with other people's remarks. But it wasn't as if all this information was on the same question page. I had to aggregate the information and the only way to make clear it wasn't mine was quoting. So it was necessary. The guy with top answer (with 6 up votes) acknowledged it was unfortunate my post got downvoted and said he was not one of them.
What am I supposed to do in this situation? Although I really like the top answer, it's not the one that I ended up finding most helpful. So I don't really want to accept it because it's not the one I ultimately chose. But I also don't want to be docked rep just because I am trying to do something constructive.
It isn't really a big deal but it was kind of annoying that I couldn't conclude thread in a way that I thought future question askers would find most helpful.
I settled on posting my thoughts in a comment, but I really thought my answer was a much better format and communicated the ideas more effectively.
Any suggestions for how to handle this?
Usually my sole criteria for accepting an answer is "(1) does this answer my question? and (2) is it the best answer from my point of view?"