This has thrown me and a few other admins off. Recategorizing topics is a little more complicated than it needs to be for admins. The problems I have with it are are:
- I don’t expect to have to edit someone’s topic to recategorize it (I always forget where it is…)
- It alerts the users that I edited the first post, which is confusing for the user. I am consistently asked what I edited.
- It doesn’t alert anyone else to the fact that I recategorized it.
I think it would avoid confusion to put it in the wrench menu, and post a staff message saying “I have recategorized this from X to Y.” All other topic manipulation tools play by these rules, so it would be logical and consistent.