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How can we opt out from the arbitration clause of the new terms of service?

The new Terms of Service went live yesterday following an 8-hour heads-up on meta. One key change that was mentioned as an aside with no real explanation is the new arbitration clause. Opt-out ...
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Remember when Stack Exchange and the Community worked side-by-side to “make the Internet a better place”? Can we go back to this please?

I've been here for 10+ years now*. Like for a lot of people, Stack Exchange isn't a random website: it's a major chunk of my life. Years ago, Stack Exchange and the Community worked side-by-side ...
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Will I receive any acknowledgement/reply of my arbitration opt-out letter, if I sent one before the electronic opt-out announcement was made?

I sent a letter in the mail to opt out of the new arbitration clause to the Terms of Service, before the new electronic opt-out was put into place. Should I be expecting a reply in the mail? If so, ...
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Featured questions are not shown network wide

Currently, there are three questions tagged with featured here on Meta Stack Exchange. Usually, when there is a post with this tag, it is visible throughout the network on the Community bulletin or ...
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To refuse arbitration, give us your name and address

To opt out of mandatory arbitration and retain the right to participate in a class action, the terms of service state: Your written notification must be mailed to us at Stack Overflow, Attn: Legal ...
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When opting out of arbitration, how will the email address I provide be used?

As a followup to Can an anonymous user opt out of arbitration? and We're examining the implementation of arbitration in the 2018 ToS update, I would like more information as to how the email ...
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What happened to the electronic-opt out of arbitration, and to the other “correcting miscommunications” that were previously announced?

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-...
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Why did I not find out about the TOS change until now (two weeks later) and only from a Reddit post?

Apparently the Stack Exchange terms changed two weeks ago. According to this the change went live on the second of May, and e-mails should have been sent "in the days ahead". Well, it's now two weeks ...
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What exactly are the security concerns regarding opting out of arbitration?

In the comments to Tim Post's arbitration update, a debate over potential abuse of the electronic opt-out unfolded because it is trivial to impersonate a profile. But does this even matter? What ...
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Concerns about Stack Overflow's current trajectory

or, Is Stack Overflow beginning to prioritise profit over all else? Edit: No. No it is not. There was a brief hairy period, but it's still the Stack Overflow we all know and love. I no longer agree ...
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What happened to the arbitration opt-out profile setting?

From a comment by Tim Post concerning the arbitration opt-out process: You'll get a response, and our system is pretty good at catching spoofs (if someone makes DNS lie, then, well, nobody can ...
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What is the status of the secure electronic opt-out of the mandatory arbitration that was promised?

In the comments of this post, Tim Post responds to my request for a "secure, electronic means" of the opt-out of mandatory arbitration with the following @jhpratt And you'll get one. And a lot of ...
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Is Monica's situation a good example of why you should opt out of forced arbitration? [closed]

The new forced arbitration clause was a hot topic a while ago. I'm wondering whether Monica's current situation and her plans to possibly sue Stack Exchange are a good example for why you should ...
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Why doesn't the new TOS email or blog post mention the arbitration clause?

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-...
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Confidentiality clause in required arbitration

While I understand (but disagree with) the rationale provided to adding an arbitration clause in the new TOS update, particularly in this thread, one thing I must take umbrage with even given that ...

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