Since I mentioned this in the BSG blog post topic. I wanted to expand on it here...
I feel like the dev room can be used for early alphas. But I think a better solution is to spin off an early access room.
What would that mean? Well, it's for things that are being worked on...but not ready for new releases.
Caveats: This'd need a slight mindsdet/rule tweak that new releases is for finished and released games only.
So for instance, the Cursed Painting topic would go into the Early Access room, prototypes and alphas would go in there as they are not finished. Once a project gets finished, it'd get a new topic by the dev in new releases. This way, way alpha releases in the dev room aren't lost amid millions of development questions.