Category with no topics

(Lawrence Grodeska) #1

Hi all,

I was cleaning up some test topics before opening our site to new users and deleted all topics in a category called “general.” Now that category does not appear in the list of categories and I cannot select when creating a new topic. However, I’m also not able to create a new category called “general” as I’m told there is already a category with that name.

Now I understand that categories need to have the first topic, otherwise things get hairy. How can I delete this category and create a new “general” category?


(Jay Pfaffman) #2

I figured it out.

“general”, the lost category, was really a renamed #uncategorized. And because allow uncategorized topics was unset, you couldn’t choose it.