Ahhhhh...I see what you're saying. But what if I'm only wanting to use the categories that I'm adding through a sql query for the purpose of allowing users to assign their member albums to one of those categories? They won't be adding photos directly into those categories so the data directories won't really be necessary. Is there anything else that the script does that might cause a problem by not executing the script and using the sql query instead?
What I'm trying to do is this: I have a list of several hundred cities and I would like to make each of those cities a category. I would then like for users to be able to assign their albums to one of the categories.
I was able to add the categories with a sql query but it really slowed things down. Do you think this is just a result of the database limitations and/or my server speed? Or is it slowing down due to the limitations of photopost (not a complaint), or possibly from the way I added the categories through the sql query?