Since moving to tags I have been having all new blog posts I've made with Windows Live Writer or ecto appear in a category "24924". It turns out that this is set as the default category on my Dashboad, and I can't seem to remove it. Is it even possible to change?
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Removing default category for posts
In Options/Writing you'll find a drop-down box enabling you to change your default category. The usual default is Uncategorized. If WLW is misbehaving, that's another matter.
You can eliminate categories in Manage/Categories. Simply check the Delete box and proceed.
We do not have control of the Category slug so if we make changes they do not "take" http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=17126&page&replies=7#post-129475
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