Is there a possibility to avoid the automatic creation of these “first posts” when I create a new topic?
No, they are required, as that is where the category description is stored. You can make them Unlisted if you like.
Thank you for the fast answer, although I would prefer to be able to create categories without descriptions
I second this, should be a checkbox when creating a new category, it’s annoying having to delete the post each time
Pretty sure that it’s not supposed to let you delete these. They’re special topics, just like uncategorized is a special category.
Wow, I’m not the only one who find this uncomfortable.
What I have done - without suffering any consequences as far as I can see - is rename the topic title to something more friendly but still keep the first paragraph as the description of the topic. e.g.