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0001238Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Generalpublic2010-04-16 09:542010-06-22 09:05
Von Krieger 
Windows XP
0001238: Labors taking too long / auto-clutter
I'm finding that in an elephant-rich environment, my dwarves are finding it impossible to keep up with the flow of raw materials. Maybe it's due to the new size system, but with caravans killing an elephant or three every season, I have three kitchens and four bonecrafters going, and I still have a backlog of stuff.

I'm also finding that with my dwarves grabbing the large stacks of elephant items, dragging them off to a workshop, and getting to work the workshops become automatically cluttered to purple with gem marks, which may also be slowing things down even further,
Embark in elephant-rich area
Kill elephant
Butcher elephant
Start rendering fat and making bone crafts
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duplicate of 0000231resolved Toady One Body parts from large creatures (bones, meat, leather, tusks, etc) slow workshops down due to clutter 
Issue History
2010-04-16 09:54Von KriegerNew Issue
2010-04-16 10:09FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0000231
2010-04-16 10:34FootkerchiefNote Added: 0003866
2010-04-25 13:32MyxineNote Added: 0005026
2010-06-22 09:05FootkerchiefRelationship replacedduplicate of 0000231
2010-06-22 09:05FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2010-06-22 09:05FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2010-06-22 09:05FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief

2010-04-16 10:34   
See 0000231.
2010-04-25 13:32   
Elephant fat clutter is reduced as the stack is whittled down: a 10-fat stacks only gives minimal clutter.
The first 20 or so rendering jobs are painfully slow though.

It would be nice if the cooks would take only one piece from the stacks, since they're only rendering one piece of fat at the time.

This isn't as big a problem for meat and organs since they cook the entire stacks at once, and it makes senses for an entire elephant's edible parts to fill up a kitchen and take forever to be processed, but it would probably be better for butchering to produce several stacks of 5-20 pieces so the meat can be processed normally and the prepared food stored in barrels (I got a horribly heavy stack of 150 elephant roasts once. Pretty inconvenient.)