I have been giving this some thought since the discussion of Freud and pseudoscience came up and I have come to the conclusion myself that maybe a different approach needs to be made to what we are currently looking at.
With questions in meta such as Should we close questions about Freud? and Community-answer for questions on Freudian psychology and the main site's question Is Freudian Psychology a scientifically valid contribution to the Cognitive Sciences? there seems to me that there is a bit of bias in having these questions towards the possibility of banning or not banning discussions on Freudian and maybe Neo-Freudian theories.
There was a question regarding pseudoscience withinin the subject of NLP when discussing Removing NLP tag and within that discussion there was a response whereby it was felt that along with nlp, we should have psychoanalysis jung hypnosis and mbti removed.
As demonstrated in my extensive answer in Should we close questions about Freud?, for reasons outlined in the answer, my thoughts are that "pseudoscience" within Psychology should not be considered off-topic within Psychology.SE if Psychology is on-topic. Plus when discussing a Community-answer for questions on Freudian psychology in meta, I pointed out in the comments that
This proposal would be the start of a slippery slope. If you stop discussion of Freud, what happens to Carl Rogers et al.?
Carl Rogers and many others could be considered pseudoscientific and therefore off-topic on this site.
My proposal: Lets get the whole issue of pseudoscience sorted out once and for all.
I propose we do the following:
Let's stop the Is Freudian Psychology a scientifically valid contribution to the Cognitive Sciences? debate
It is biased against Freud and could be seen to be isolating the psychodynamic and psychoanalytical theorists and therapists out there. It is also counterintuitive to scientific debate if you shut discussions down like that.
Let's set up a new community-wiki debate on "What is considered Pseudoscience within Cognitive Sciences"
This again can be linked to within comments, questions and answers, while allowing for further scientific discussion within questions on the main site and within meta at a later date when new or alternative theories come up.
This also then, is not biased against Freud, and it would be completely unbiased.
We do not close or hold questions on the basis of pseudoscience unless it is pseudoscience outside of the scope of this site (Psychology and Neuroscience). We use the community-wiki not for closures, but as a preamble or adjunct to comments and answers on anything considered pseudoscientific
This then is not isolating anyone from the debate and questioning within the subject of psychology and neuroscience.
As another possibility, it is suggested in the comments that we also have a custom post notice stating something like
Whilst this post is on-topic, it needs to be noted that the topic may be considered pseudoscience within the community as defined in
What are everyone's thoughts?