I have to bump this because it is getting to be quite annoying as one of the main reasons I switched to wordpress was for the categories. Below, I have posted my bug report to mosquito. Please, can SOMEONE, ANYONE help me?
Whenever I write a post to my blog, it is labeled with the category "uncategorized" as well as the category I choose. This happens even though the uncategorized box is NOT checked on my write page.
I am able to go back and edit the post to remove the uncategorized label after first publishing.
If I write a post and save it as draft and then go to edit it, the uncategorized box is checked on the edit page although it was not checked on the original page nor did I choose it myself. If I uncheck it there, and then publish the post, the uncategorized label is not present though the label I choose is.
I have disabled all plugins, switched my theme (currently using Flex)and changed my default category from Uncategorized to "Just some ramblings" which is ID#2.
I have tried checking and then unchecking "uncategorizing" prior to publishing.
None of my categories have parent categories.
I have tried this on two machines. One using Windows 98 and one using Windows XP Personal (or home, whatever it is called).
I am running Firefox 1.0.2 on both machines.
I did try to use a tool to import my blog from a blogger account (which is available here: http://www.skeltoac.com/2005/03/12/from-blogger-to-wordpress-2/) though it ended up erasing all of my formatting and I had to go in and drop my wp-pages table and re-build it (I am not experienced with MySQL but got some coaching in doing this).
I did browse though my db to see if somewhere I have the category default set wrong in there but couldn't see anything that looked like it was wrong.
My Web site is at charlesredell.com