I just saw these in the top menu bar, and I'm confused about how these were able to get into public beta on the Stack Exchange network. Historically, the Stack Exchange network was focused on being a Q&A board with definitive answers, not a forum. However that is exactly how these beta sites are being treated. One of the moderators for the sites has even referred to it as a forum.
Additionally, there are questions that aren't questions, CS50 has just one question that appears to be a joke, extremely subjective about programming language popularity, another question about programming subjectivity *which was moved and encouraged by a moderator.
Given the high standards that sites are generally held to, it seems like these sites aren't being held to the same high standards, which I feel might lead to decreased quality as users migrate from the beta sites to the main programming sites.
Can this be addressed?
Edit: Perhaps the question title is too subtle. What I'm really asking is: Why have such low quality proposals that don't fit what I understand to be the Stack Exchange model made it through to public beta?