Category description topics can be deleted by flagging

Category description topics are protected from deletion, but they can be flagged and deleted using that flag, breaking the category.

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I recall we fixed this in the past, did it regress with the new flag handling work @eviltrout?

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I can confirm we’ve regressed here. We now display the delete icon to staff users if they are the topic owner, and display this helpful message when they try to delete the topic:

Following the modal’s suggestion (flagging) does allow for the Category Description topic to be deleted.

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Two fixes came of this. First, staff members should not see delete on category topics:

Secondly, the review / suspend interfaces should not allow you to delete category topics:

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Can we please remove the option to flag descriptions entirely?

That one is more difficult to do based on the current ways we’re passing data around. It is probably easier for now to tell your users not to do that if they are.

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