I noticed a glitch where topics that are only in a parent category are not counted as part of the API’s
The forum in question where I am a user is running Discourse v2.4.0.beta11, so I can imagine that this may have already been fixed in newer versions, but in case it hasn’t, here’s the report.
The forum has a structure similar to the following, with categories B and C being children of A:
Forum ├── ... ├── Category A (n=0) │ ├── Category B (n=92) │ └── Category C (n=6) └── ...
I have written the value of the
/c/xx/show.json) according to the API after each category. But in fact, there’s one topic (only) in category A, although the
topic_count says zero. Accordingly, the
categories.json) for category A says 98, while browsing through the
/c/xx.json) also reveals 99.
I can also share details on the forum in question via PM, in case that helps.