It's simply an artifact of going 'out of the box' to stand up a site. Our system is built around:
- Site topic is proposed on Area 51
- Said topic is vetted with a clear statement of purpose and audience
- A private beta for the site is brought up
- If all goes well, site goes into public
Our international sites are developed and tested on our development tier, which short circuits a lot of things that happen as a 'normal' site would go through the typical phases. We take it straight from the dev tier into production when it is ready for private / public beta, which means some manual backfill is needed.
It's exacerbated a bit for sites that have no obvious parent 'proposal' on Area 51.
As everything technically works just fine, said manual backfill isn't exactly the highest priority when we're still working on translations and promotional efforts. It'll be tucked away all nice and proper in the near future, no need to worry :)