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0008662Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Constructions (walls etc)public2014-12-24 02:432015-01-05 11:01
Toady One 
0008662: Dwarves build suspended construction jobs
I sometimes like to place construction jobs not actually intending them to be built -- as markers or as a way to avoid dwarves trapping themselves behind walls (dwarves will avoid standing on an existing construction job while building constructions).

In the latest version dwarves always build constructions (I have seen this for walls and floors) even if they are suspended. I don't know exactly when this bug appeared --- I haven't played another version since 40.13 or thereabouts.
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has duplicate 0008712resolved Knight Otu Cannot successfully suspend part of wall construction if dwarves are already building another part 
has duplicate 0008727resolved Footkerchief Dwarves still build suspended walls 
Issue History
2014-12-24 02:43naniteNew Issue
2014-12-24 07:25Knight OtuNote Added: 0031458
2014-12-24 07:25Knight OtuAssigned To => Knight Otu
2014-12-24 07:25Knight OtuStatusnew => needs feedback
2015-01-04 17:54MrCNote Added: 0031694
2015-01-04 17:54MrCNote Edited: 0031694bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0031694#r12670
2015-01-04 18:34FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: MrC
2015-01-04 18:34FootkerchiefNote Added: 0031695
2015-01-05 07:06Knight OtuNote Added: 0031699
2015-01-05 07:06Knight OtuStatusneeds feedback => confirmed
2015-01-05 11:00Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2015-01-05 11:00Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2015-01-05 11:00Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2015-01-05 11:00Toady OneAssigned ToKnight Otu => Toady One
2015-01-05 11:01Toady OneNote Added: 0031707
2015-01-09 02:58Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0008712
2015-01-11 19:20FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0008727

Knight Otu   
2014-12-24 07:25   
This does not reproduce for me. I brought stone, wood, and metal bars with my starting seven, designated a wall to be built, and suspended a few sections. Only the unsuspended sections were built. Then I unsuspended the remaining sections, waited for the dwarves to gather the materials, suspended them again, and the dwarves dropped what they were doing.

Do you have a save that reliably reproduces this problem? If so, please upload it (whole region folder) to the DFFD ( http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^] ) and post a link to it here. Also, please post which DF version you are using.
2015-01-04 17:54   
I have this problem I am running version 0.40.21

Knight Otu have you tried building underground then suspending the constructions?

2015-01-04 18:34   
Reminder sent to: MrC

Please upload a save that reproduces the problem to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^] and post the link here.
Knight Otu   
2015-01-05 07:06   
I still can't reproduce this for walls, but I managed to reproduce it for floors. Save at http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=10385 [^] .
Toady One   
2015-01-05 11:01   
This was just happening for dwarves that chained from one job to the next, I think, which would complicate reproduction.