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0002506Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Cleaningpublic2010-06-29 00:192014-09-13 12:34
Toady One 
0002506: Dwarves attempting to clean water puddles out of dug-out frozen river
Dear Amost,

Alright, fine. I've accepted you and all the rest ignoring blood and vomit all over my fortress walls and floors. But it has now gone too far. While I found it worthwhile to channel out some of the frozen river to recover the corpses and belongings of hapless invaders, and while I commend your efforts in assisting with the retrieval of these things, it is beyond my belief and toleration that you have... you...

You're attempting to clean the water out from the bottom of the river? And this one day before it insta-unfreezes and drowns you?


Apologies for the presentation. This one is too ridiculous to present flatly.

As written, I channeled out a frozen river and took out everything that was encased therein. Water sits at the bottom, and I've got a dorf with a Clean job heading to that tile. There are some odd priorities here, because, even with the rarity of cleaning as is, I've read elsewhere that the AI supposedly prioritizes indoor locations when Cleaning. They probably shouldn't be cleaning water out of the bottom of frozen riverbeds.
Cleaning itself seems intermittent, but the following are preconditions:

1) On a temperate map with a river in which the river has frozen over, channel out a number of tiles. (In my case, I did a 3 x 3 or 3 x 4 area.)
2) Have a dwarf or dwarves with no high-priority tasks on his/their menu. (This one only had Item Hauling enabled other than Gemsetting, and the shop was idle.)
3) Wait for one to acquire the Clean job and head over to the "Water" sitting at the bottom of the river. (I'm not sure if my map is just on the edge with temperatures or something, but it stays visible as "Water", instead of freezing.

Save available.
Holdover from 40d?
related to 0000425confirmed Footkerchief Dwarves Not Cleaning Blood 
Issue History
2010-06-29 00:19ChickenLipsNew Issue
2010-06-30 11:39hyndisNote Added: 0009390
2010-06-30 11:40FootkerchiefNote Added: 0009391
2010-06-30 15:58ChickenLipsNote Added: 0009424
2010-06-30 16:11smjjamesNote Added: 0009425
2010-06-30 16:13smjjamesTag Attached: Holdover from 40d?
2010-06-30 16:14smjjamesNote Edited: 0009425bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0009425#r3611
2010-06-30 17:25ChickenLipsNote Added: 0009429
2010-06-30 17:27Khym ChanurIssue Monitored: Khym Chanur
2010-07-07 17:51FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0000425
2011-03-30 10:27FootkerchiefRelationship replacedrelated to 0000425
2011-03-30 10:28FootkerchiefSummaryDorfs attempting to Clean water out of river (!) => Dorfs attempting to clean water puddles out of dug-out frozen river
2011-03-30 10:28FootkerchiefSummaryDorfs attempting to clean water puddles out of dug-out frozen river => Dwarves attempting to clean water puddles out of dug-out frozen river
2014-09-13 12:34Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2014-09-13 12:34Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2014-09-13 12:34Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2014-09-13 12:34Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One

2010-06-30 11:39   
I have actually seen a dwarf clean an outdoor, above ground tile. That tile had ice(8) on it. It looks like someone had taken a bucket from a well and spilled it outside. The water had frozen into ice, and then a dwarf ran over and cleaned up the ice. While outdoors! And above ground!

It shocked me, yes.

Meanwhile the dwarves are ignoring the puddles of vomit next to the trade depot, and have been ignoring it for about 10 years now.
2010-06-30 11:40   
ChickenLips, uploading the save would probably be helpful. http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]
2010-06-30 15:58   
Oh no -- got my saves mixed up and accidentally deleted this one while preserving gone where it was already well past. Sorry, Foot. :(
2010-06-30 16:11   
(edited on: 2010-06-30 16:14)
I think I know what he is talking about.

In 40D, when I channeled/mined away on a frozen brook, ir left puddles of stagnant water, which prompted dwarves to come and clean up the stagnant water. Is that what you're seeing here?

Could just be leftover behavior from 40D.

Edit: I'm not 100% sure whether its a holdover from 40D or not, so feel free to remove the tag if it isn't.

2010-06-30 17:25   
Yep, that sounds about right. Although, IIRC, it showed as just "water," rather than "stagnant water."