The question https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/7174/difference-between-ui-and-ux/ is an extremely important question, but it's an old cast off from Stack Overflow and has been (mostly) answered by Programmers, not Designers. It was migrated here after it was a dead thread.

The accepted answer shows the inherent problem...on a site for user experience design, the "accepted" definition of UI/UX starts with "So it seems like....". Most of the other answers were from programmers and the asker (who accepted a meh answer) is long gone and doesn't even have an account here.

This is an important question and a good version would be a great resource to point people too. Is it worth reasking and closing this question as a dupe? Or should we Community Wiki and fix the answer where it is? Or is it not worth fussing with at all?

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In these cases I think we should close/delete and reask because it gives people the opportunity to answer it and get the full reputation. Just going in and editing someone else's stuff doesn't inspire the same motivation.

  • Yeah, I'm not a fan of trying to hammer this one into a good post
    – Zelda
    Commented May 2, 2012 at 14:19
  • I agree although a re-ask definitely might cause a batch of answers to sift through, hopefully they would all be of better quality. That'd be a great rep booster to be the one re-asking that question on here haha.
    – GotDibbs
    Commented May 3, 2012 at 15:52
  • What about reopening this one: ux.stackexchange.com/questions/13475/…. Or, inviting the one answer to repost in the new question?
    – Taj Moore
    Commented May 18, 2012 at 15:23

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