We currently have one tag for all things .

Do we want to keep it this way, or do we want to break this tag up into multiple tags, E.G. and ? If so, what categories do we want?

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IMO at least , , and are distinct enough and well researched enough to deserve their own tags. I'm more on the fence as to whether and require tags, but I think they're okay as well.

For casual interest I get the might be a nice tag to browse, but they're distinct concepts with complex interactions.

  • I like this. I dare say we blacklist memory as well, forcing people to choose a more distinct tag.
    – Josh
    Jun 8, 2012 at 19:14
  • @JoshGitlin not 100% sure about that...but I'm not really opposed either. It's got more merit than a Psychology tag but I'm not sure it's useful to leave the more general tag on or not.
    – Ben Brocka
    Jun 8, 2012 at 19:24
  • @BenBrocka it has more merit than the cognitive-psychology tag. Jun 8, 2012 at 20:50
  • @ArtemKaznatcheev not really, cognitive psychology is a well defined field, you just don't like the tag, and more relevantly, how it's used :P
    – Ben Brocka
    Jun 8, 2012 at 20:52
  • But by that same argument, psychology is a well-defined field... Jun 8, 2012 at 20:56
  • @ArtemKaznatcheev psych is, but it would apply to about half the site, and there are more relevant and helpful sub-fields. That's also the case with memory, but not always the case with cog psych.
    – Ben Brocka
    Jun 8, 2012 at 20:59

Memory has 31 questions, I don't think it is being abused (like cognitive-psychology is). I don't see a need to separate it into multiple tags. I definitely don't see a need to black-list it.

Just because long-term-memory and short-term-memory operate in different ways, doesn't mean they need different tags. If we do black-list memory because it has multiple different concepts under it, then what kind of precedent are we setting? How many concepts does cognitive-psychology have under it?

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