Three paragraphs written below consist a complex situation, please try and understand every sentence
I had a question about thumbnail generation in new Ubuntu release, I asked and started a bounty on it and received a really well written answer, but it was a bit complex and I had to make few (minor) changes to the answer to get appropriate results and finally it worked (after making those changes)
and after a week or so another same question arrived and that question said that the answer that I revived didn't work for him (without providing much details). that was an opportunity for me to write an answer which was highly inspired on the answer I received, But with those minor changes that could solve the new users problem , so I did it.
and the poster of duplicate question accepted my answer with those minor changes, now those two questions are merged and my new answer is on my old question.
So my dilemma is
- should I (the original poster) should accept my new answer because it worked for two people or should leave it as it is because the original answer had much more research than mine?
- Is it a bad practice to un-accept the answer in favour of your own.
- Or simply what is the best possible thing to do with situations like these?
Also the accepted answer reputation I got, is gone (no entry of it) it's minor one, not relevant in any way