It is from Beta.
They had a glitch in Beta where the server status sometimes wouldn't display properly, so they added a manual override so that beta testers could get in even if the server status was messed up.
Much of the player base doesn't come on to the forums unless the servers are down anyway. If you read around here a lot, you get the occasional new poster, but most of the names are regular, and then the new guys get flamed and don't come back.
This leads me to believe that most people don't know the code, which means that the servers don't get completely slaughtered all the time because of it, or they would have removed it by now.
EDIT: LKSDJfj)(84r90rf09jEWR)9f Shadow. I don't even know why I try anymore D: You are a forum Godbot.