Of recent I've been seeing some questions pop up saying only laymen responses to questions. Now while i know we have discussed this before, I worry that the majority of the questions are going to get this tag line and that linguists are just going to stop using the site. What are specifically doing to keep this site interesting for linguists to use it?
Being a student of linguistics myself, I often find that my personal writing style includes many of such "overly linguistic terminology". I try to explain them or steer away from them where possible simply to broaden the scope of users that will understand it without too much investigation into terminology -- but that's my style.
I think we've all noticed those little notes on questions, but really, how much do they even matter? I don't think that avoiding writing an answer to a question simply because the terminology you use is not suited to the asker's particular specification on vocabulary is much in the spirit of Stack Exchange; it isn't all about the asker, as counter-intuitive as that may seem on a Q&A site. Answers are much more important. Just because your answer isn't the right one for the asker doesn't mean that it won't be the right one for someone else -- maybe many someone elses.
So in sum, I say you should just answer the question however you want to, as long as you answer the question. If the asker requests no specialized terminology, and you use it, you shouldn't expect to have your answer accepted, but that's okay, too. Accepted doesn't mean it's the best answer, just the one the asker found most useful.
Being the one who writes the tag request in question, I should point that I never, ever, write "no linguists", just "no linguistic terms". A world of difference, which a linguist, I might point out with a slightly ironic tone, should be able to fully grasp.
I'm perfectly happy to have linguists answer, but how can I use the answer if I can't understand it?
The problem I am avoiding, which has happened once or twice earlier on, is that if I don't say that, then I sometimes get a purely linguistic answer, and then further answers don't come because people assume the question has been answered.
Lastly, I'm not even saying linguists should not provide some analysis if that's what they want to do. I'm only saying I'll hold out on awarding a green check until I have an answer that I can use to help me get better at Japanese.
In short, I am saying nothing about who is welcome, I am only being clear about how I would like to be answered.
If a linguist added a tag saying "Please answer using technical linguistic terms so as to be precise about answer", I would say that's fair, and I would know to move on.