Discourse allows to create uncategorized topics even when "allow uncategorized topics" is unchecked

(Kuba Orlik) #1

I think the title is self-explanatory :slight_smile:

I did uncheck “allow uncategorized topics” in the hopes that it would prevent users from accidentally making confidential content public by omitting the “category field”.

But recently I myself created a post, forgot about assigning it to a category and it got created, revealing some inside info to search engines… Even though “allow uncategorized topics” was unchecked.

Warn staff when action will override site restriction
(Eli the Bearded) #2

You did this as staff / moderator, I’m guessing. And I’m guessing that regular users cannot do that on your site. Staff are expected to be more careful.

(Jeff Atwood) #3

This is correct and by design… staff are immune to this limitation.

(Jeff Atwood) #4