Friday, 28 July 2006 - 4:01 PM EDT
daymon- I think i broke the blog lol by signing in under a second alias. A new entry I posted to see if the topic list appears to all members made the new post act for me like a hidden private one when not logged in- (sorry AF guys). So just in case you can't see my newest post either, just want to repeat that the topic must be selected in the topic field of the entry creation screen when the entry is first created. Topics can't be added retroactively to existing posts. So try it again with a new entry. Since I tried it under an alias that does not recognize me as a moderator, I know the topic dropdown list should be functioning OK for all members. It worked perfectly in the new entry I botched and if you can see it you'll see it is posted to cgi scripts. Anyway, If no topic is selected the entry category defaults to none.
It would be nice if the topic were added automatically from whatever topic "page" you are viewing from but don't think that will ever be possible. The "page" as you see it doesn't really exist except in your own view since "pages" are dynamically generated. The topics act only as a crude search feature so that the dynamically generated blog pages retrieve or collate all posts under a certain topic- but only if those topics were selected from the entry screen at the time the entry first posts. Otherwise they will not be categorized.
hope that clears thing up.