Tim Post's initial post on the new TOS provides a three-point summary of the new terms, along with a link to the new text and an opportunity to ask questions.
That, of course, sparked a re-examination, a lengthy discussion, some changes, and some inconsistencies that are still being worked out. The result of that process, which resulted in some tangible improvements, included a commitment that "more transparency is coming so that we continue to earn your trust." Great!
However, since then, we've been sent an email that includes a six-point summary of the new terms, and there's been a blog post with a five-point summary. Two of the three topics mentioned in the initial post are included (and expanded upon) in the email and blog post, but both communications are silent on the arbitration clause. Why?
If this change was significant enough to be one of the three things worth highlighting in the initial new TOS post, and it's certainly been the primary topic of interest to the community since then, why was it not included in the longer summaries sent to a wider audience beyond Meta.SE? How is this consistent with a commitment for more transparency?
I realize things are quite hectic with the GDPR deadline, so is the plan to send a separate email regarding the arbitration clause at a later date? I am quite happy to ascribe the motives for all this to confusion/poor communication/everything happening at once rather than malice, but some clarity as to the plan going forward would be helpful in terms of the above-mentioned commitment to transparency.