The Hot Network Questions (HNQ) list is a list of questions drawn from across the network. It appears in the right column on the front page of the site and on all question pages. An algorithm computes "hotness" based on velocity (votes and answers), scores, and newness. New, controversial, active questions make the list. This has led to a lot of complaints from across the network, and SE is starting to think about how to change it. Any changes will take quite some time, of course; we don't have a proposal or design yet.
Meanwhile, in the wake of recent events that led to another site being removed from the list, moderators have now been told that sites can petition to opt out if we show strong community support for doing so.
I propose a trial run. Do we, as a community, want to opt out of having our questions shown in the Hot Network Questions list for 90 days? After 90 days we would evaluate the effects and decide to either continue or ask to be reinstated. If something dramatic should happen before then, like they change the algorithm or our traffic drops by an order of magnitude, we can decide as a community to end the experiment early.
Opting out means that questions from The Workplace wouldn't appear on the list. It does not mean that we would stop seeing the HNQ list here. We'll still see the HNQ list with questions from across the rest of the network.
We won't do anything for at least a week, to allow time for people to respond, counter-propose, vote, and otherwise weigh in. After that, if we have clear community consensus we'll proceed with a request to the CMs; if we don't have clear consensus we'll make no changes.
Please indicate your support or opposition through answers (and votes on answers). I'll be adding an answer to express my own position, and I'll leave it to others to express other positions in different answers.