Hi, this does sound good.. but I made the change and my empty cat still show up in browse
edit: ah, it's because I use darkmatter temlpate which has its own function for displaying categories.
Darkmatter users who want to use this should edit dm_support.php line 216
$cquery = mysql_query('select * from ' .$pixelpost_db_prefix . 'categories order by name asc');
$cquery = mysql_query("SELECT DISTINCT C1.id, C1.name, C1.alt_name FROM " .$pixelpost_db_prefix. "categories C1 INNER JOIN " .$pixelpost_db_prefix. "catassoc C2 ON C2.cat_id = C1.id ORDER BY C1.name asc");