Today I received an email about new Terms of Service. It contains no trace whatsoever of the changes that Tim Post announced several weeks ago. In fact, the page https://stackoverflow.com/legal/terms-of-service that it links to appears, as far as I can remember, to be identical to the first ones announced.
These terms of service still purport to require a paper letter to opt out.
The terms of service still contain this paragraph:
You agree that, notwithstanding anything in the foregoing, any arbitration proceeding between you and us will be conducted in New York, NY, USA, that the language of the arbitration shall be in English, and that all arbitration proceedings shall be considered confidential in nature.
which directly contradicts the earlier "clarification" promising that arbitration would happen in the victim/defendant's hometown rather than in New York.
The email also doesn't contain any reference to the arbitration clause at all, making it completely useless as a way of putting people on notice that they need to opt out.
What's going on here?