I’ve tried solutions in older threads with no success. Is there a way to actually delete an uncategorized category? I know about going to the admin panel and disabling uncategorized post but this simply hides the category. Is there a way to fully delete it? I don’t even know how it was created.
So, I inherited this forum which might be part of the confusion on my end. Are you saying that this category IS the uncategorized category where uncategorized topics go by default and it’s just been renamed to something else?
Ok, yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s what it is. I thought any category could be uncategorized (which I thought was weird grammatically) but knowing that it IS the uncategorized category makes more sense! Thanks!
This is a fairly common confusion. Often someone will rename and or try to repurpose uncategorized.
I think uncategorized should be either off by default (to increase the likelihood that whoever turns it on will know what it means) or have deciding about whether to use it be part of the wizard (which it may well be already).
So, to rudely bump this: now that there is an actual setting in Discourse to not even make it possible to post uncategorized topics, maybe it should then be possible to delete, or at least hide, this relic? I wonder why it isn’t even possible to move it, maybe as a sub category of some other. I know the dividing by zero analogy, but now it just sits there, an eyesore, an empty category called uncategorized… it ain’t pretty