My issue: I am a new member on English Language & Usage. The day before yesterday I asked a question (Nice came from nescius meaning stupid?) here. I then closed out the site as I was busy. Yesterday I saw that someone had answered my question. There were two answers to my question. One of them was pure copy paste from Google but I thanked the answerer twice and apologized to him twice for not accepting his answer. I did so because his answer had more votes than the other answer, if I didn't let him know, he would feel bad.
He had copied his answer from the first two results from a first google search. Here is the search link (https://www.google.com/search?q=origin+of+nice&oq=origin+of+nice&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l3.1745j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8). He had copied and pasted from the first two links in the above google search. (1. https://www.etymonline.com/word/nice 2. https://www.dictionary.com/e/nice-guys/). Before asking my question I had already read these. If I needed these easily available results why would I ask my question on Stack Exchange?
I apologized to him twice for not accepting his answer. He told me something I don't remember but I apologized again. He said "read the facts". I in turn told him "read the facts". I confess it was rude but I had apologized twice. After a few minutes minutes, he deleted his answer and I got "-14" on my question. I had asked a legit question and apologized to the answerer for not accepting his answer yet he gave me -14 in no time. Is this supposed to be normal? Did I do anything wrong? I am sure there must be something staff can do to see the deleted comments and answer. I told him I couldn't accept his answer because I had already read that. I was invited to Stack Exchange by my friend and he told me that answerers give excellent answers and are nice to questioners. But I didn't see that. I got offended in my first days.
I knew about -14 in my profile. Now it is -16.
Are other new members also treated the same? Should I move on and keep accepting such kind of answers?
I asked this question here https://meta.stackexchange.com/ but they didn't want it there and downvoted it immediately. I hope THIS is the right place now!