I recently posted the following reference request: click
The question got two very good answers and both answeres made an effort to explain things well. But, in the question I asked for a reference of an explicit mentioning of a certain formula and neither of them could provide such a reference.
I was going to accept one of these answers (because it might be good enough) but then I found a reference that contained exactly what I was looking for. I accepted my own answer because it contains exactly what I said in the question I would accept as an answer.
Is this behaviour correct? I feel like I'm not doing justice to the well intended effort others made to answer my question.
On the other hand, my question said explicitly what I would accept and the only answer that satisfies this is my own. For people that have the same question in the future, wouldn't it be best to see that the actual solution to the question (namely a reference, that contains the formula), is the accepted answer?
Thanks to everyone helping me clarify this. I'm still relatively new to (being active on) this site and never got into a situation were I had to accept my own answer before.