OK, so let us take a look at following questions:

All of these questions possess the same tag, which is "психолингвистика" (psycholinguistics).

What I'm trying to say is that, just like we are fighting with low quality questions, questions which are "vague, incomplete, overly abroad", we should as well thoroughly filtrate our tags collection. I mean, in wide context, any kind of linguistic problems are somehow related to human consciousness. But I can see no valid reason why, say, the fact that there is no equivalent to "даже" in other Slavic languages should be tagged as "psycholinguistical" problem.

So, let's discuss necessity of having such tag at all. It would we nice if we'll find some relevant examples of using this tag and of asking such questions like " Хамство по Вежбицкой" on other language SE sites.

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  • Following your logic, the tags licke 'grammar' or 'language usag' should also be removed. Or anything you don't understand. – Manjusri Jan 21 '13 at 13:41
  • @Manjusri, can you provide some examples of using exactly this tag on other languages SE sites? – shabunc Jan 21 '13 at 13:45
  • Please avoid calling each other names. Fresh visitors to the site don't see the history of your relationships. Behave yourself. Thanks. – Quassnoi Jan 21 '13 at 14:17
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    @Quassnoi, As for me, Im once again, fundamentally want to concentrate on questions, answers and tags, not users. – shabunc Jan 21 '13 at 14:29
  • I shall reiterate, however, that we ought to focus on not on the symptoms, but on the causes, that is, certain non-constructive patterns of behaviour. Otherwise we shall be here, discussing countless questions, answers, and tags, that be repeating time and time again. – theUg Jan 21 '13 at 17:13
  • The conflict is about someone's attempt to impose wrong method on my ways of expressing myself. – Manjusri Jan 21 '13 at 18:47
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    @Manjusri The conflict is about rules this community, as part of SE, and adhering to SE bylaws, has imposed on itself, and the user that keeps violating these rules. If that user does not like those rules, he is welcome to go to ответы.google.ru, ответы.mail.ru and so forth where no one would stop him. – theUg Jan 22 '13 at 13:54
  • @theUg guys, you are the worst bigots I have ever stumbled upon in my life. – Manjusri Feb 25 '13 at 21:03
  • @Manjusri, this is one of the worst overblown hyperbolas I’ve ever seen. – theUg Feb 26 '13 at 2:22

The fact something has not been used yet doesn't meen it should be closed as a tag. The rest I have already said to you earlier.

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  • The fact that something has not been used is by itself no indicator of anything, but the fact that on MANY language SE services theres nothing like 'psycholinguistical' questions provoke some thoughts. – shabunc Jan 21 '13 at 13:51
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    @shabunc Or the fact that questions so tagged make no connection to that branch of linguistics. – theUg Jan 21 '13 at 16:10
  • ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/… – Manjusri Jan 21 '13 at 18:48
  • I just cannot believe someone can really be so rigid in thoughts. – Manjusri Jan 21 '13 at 19:04
  • Demanding a proof of a statement is not a rigidity of thought. When you are going to say next that St. Thomas Anselm is a famous Russian horticulturist, am I expected to believe you, just because it is “your way of expressing yourself”? – theUg Jan 22 '13 at 1:51
  • Demaning a proof of a self-evident statement is indeed a rigidity of thought. – Manjusri Jan 23 '13 at 20:13
  • And someone's personal whims have nothing to do with laws or even with rules of this site. I think it takes too much efforts to remain calm here. – Manjusri Jan 23 '13 at 20:17
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  • I mean I don't value experience(s) much, since if all the people were doing only the things the other people do we were sitting in caves dressed in animal skins. But perhaps noticing that there are some psycholinguistical questions o Linguistics SE might make the opponents to use their mental skills. – Manjusri Jan 23 '13 at 20:52
  • 1) Declaring something (as you do with a lot of things) self-evident, including clearly subjective experiences, — now, that is rigidity. Mayhaps, you are yet to learn the value of healthy scepticism, although you seem to be quite at home on another extreme: philosophical one. 2) If you would look at Linguistics.SE more thoroughly, you would see that questions that use this tag actually relate to it, not just slap it on for no reason. And that is exactly what we are talking about. – theUg Feb 10 '13 at 15:56
  • This site about Russian language is a bore. – Manjusri Feb 25 '13 at 21:04

I suggest to remove this tag. It doesn't have a wiki and questions listed under it do not have enough in common to have their own tag.

Usually tags with science names like "physics" are used to annotate questions about terminology of these sciences. Questions about terminology in psycholinguistics can be asked under the same tag as the questions about linguistic terminology, just as questions about quantum mechanics terminology can easily go under "physics" tag.

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