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

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.

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.


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