From Questions for August 2009:
In either case, we plan to start making public to those interested in seeing the sausage factory that is game development our internal bug reports.
You'll be able to see all our foibles in the journals area starting next week as the good, bad, and ugly of the game's develpoment starts to come together.
Oh, yeah, it's time to see these things. ^^
For one, they satisfy my inner geek. And for another, they serve as starting points for general discussions - allowing those not involved directly in closed testing to feel somewhat participatory in the development process. Or just to create some rant posts - we've not had a truly decent rant topic in a while.