@Neil can you add this to your list for next week. If
allow_uncategorized_topics is unchecked:
Uncategorized should not show up on the hamburger menu (maybe just for staff, if possible? If not no big deal, they can always go to /categories.)
Suppress the uncategorized topic for staff on the /categories page if there are no uncategorized topics.
I would argue that staff should see uncategorized as a category if somehow posts get added in there – and staff can create a new uncategorized topic if they want to, even with
allow_uncategorized_topics turned off. It is one of their superpowers.