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0000147Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Interface, Civilization/World Infopublic2010-04-02 09:432011-03-19 20:04
Toady One 
highminorhave not tried
0000147: The Civilziation screen can spoil certain underground features
...namely, what civilizations are under there. In my current fort it shows an amphibian man civilization despite the fact I haven't even breached a single cavern yet. They are nameless and it doesn't show any information about them, but it does reveal their existence.
I have not tried to reproduce, however I imagine this would happen in any area with an underground civ
I put this as a "High" priority because keeping players unspoiled should be the top goal at this point to preserve all the awesome new stuff.
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related to 0002842new  First sneaking kobold triggered appearance of kobold civ in civ list before kobold was revealed. 
child of 0000010resolved Toady One Unrevealed underground civs/items/buildings/events show up in Stocks/Rooms, mess up wealth count, etc 
Issue History
2010-04-02 09:43SirPenguinNew Issue
2010-04-03 09:51FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000010
2010-04-03 16:35FootkerchiefRelationship addedparent of 0000321
2010-04-05 10:21FootkerchiefRelationship replacedchild of 0000010
2010-04-06 12:47FootkerchiefRelationship deletedparent of 0000321
2010-04-07 00:26DoctorZuberNote Added: 0001698
2010-04-07 00:31DoctorZuberNote Edited: 0001698bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0001698#r512
2010-04-10 03:20Khym ChanurIssue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2010-04-19 03:50NimblewrightNote Added: 0004211
2010-04-19 04:25king doomNote Added: 0004215
2010-04-29 13:38FootkerchiefCategoryGeneral => Dwarf Mode -- Interface, Civilization List
2010-07-25 20:19Logical2uRelationship addedparent of 0002842
2011-03-13 05:30Toady OneRelationship replacedrelated to 0002842
2011-03-13 05:31Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2011-03-13 05:31Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.22
2011-03-13 05:31Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2011-03-13 05:31Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2011-03-19 20:04Khym ChanurIssue End Monitor: Khym Chanur
2019-06-12 18:00LociCategoryDwarf Mode -- Interface, Civilization List => Dwarf Mode -- Interface, Civilization / World Info
2019-06-12 18:01LociCategoryDwarf Mode -- Interface, Civilization / World Info => Dwarf Mode -- Interface, Civilization/World Info

2010-04-07 00:26   
(edited on: 2010-04-07 00:31)
My civilization screen currently shows...

Unnamed <<HIDDEN SPOILER>> civilization

I've blocked out the actual species name to avoid being too much of a spoiler. I expect when I actually reveal the appropriate underground feature it will name it as well. I know it exists, and I know what species it is. Not knowing the civilizations name doesn't really make it any less of a spoiler.

2010-04-19 03:50   
I've seen this in the civ screen of *every single* fort I've started. It simply states "Unnamed <<humanoid>> civilisation". Not yet encountered one to see behaviour when I do actually meet them.
king doom   
2010-04-19 04:25   
The problem is, as far as I can tell, the civilisation consists of about five of the [REDACTED] and a handful of preserved foods and bits of leather in a small area in a cave, and that's it.