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0000765Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Childcarepublic2010-04-07 19:552014-01-27 20:55
0000765: Parents spam cancellation messages when babies are outside burrow
Parents can't access children outside of their burrow, and will spam "Dwarf cancels Seek Infant: Infant inaccessible" messages.
related to 0000597confirmed Footkerchief Civilians assigned to burrows while hauling something spam "dropoff inaccessible" 
related to 0000703confirmed Dwarfu Chained mother "cancels seek infant" until death from dehydration, and other imprisonment issues 
has duplicate 0002468resolved Footkerchief Seeking inaccessible infant 
related to 0007894new  Parents spam cancellation messages when Ghostly Babies 
Issue History
2010-04-07 19:55SizikNew Issue
2010-04-07 22:35InksterNote Added: 0001952
2010-04-08 11:00SizikNote Added: 0002094
2010-04-08 11:20derigoNote Added: 0002102
2011-04-01 12:44FootkerchiefNote Added: 0016943
2011-04-01 12:44FootkerchiefTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2011-04-01 12:44FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000597
2012-03-28 00:13reilwinNote Added: 0021811
2012-03-28 03:14KogutNote Added: 0021814
2012-03-28 08:17FootkerchiefTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2012-03-28 08:20FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2012-03-28 18:50reilwinIssue Monitored: reilwin
2014-01-27 20:53FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002468
2014-01-27 20:54FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000703
2014-01-27 20:55FootkerchiefSummaryParents won't get babies outside burrow. => Parents spam cancellation messages when babies are outside burrow
2014-08-07 12:37FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0007894

2010-04-07 22:35   
Is this an unfortunate implication of the burrow system? Dwarves don't seem to leave the burrow for anything, including this. One thing though, have you tried setting the baby as a citizen of the burrow, and can they crawl around on their own at all?
2010-04-08 11:00   
I think this is also related to the fact that another dwarf assigned to the same burrow kept spamming "Item inaccessible" messages trying to fill a stockpile within the burrow with items outside of it.
2010-04-08 11:20   
To be clear, dwarves have no problem leaving their burrows, as long as they are on their way to another part of the burrow. ie burrows need not be contiguous.

You can, for instance, designate a workshop, the dining hall, the sleeping area, and the trade depot as 1 burrow, without connecting them, and dwarves assigned to that burrow will still be able to do their thing.
2011-04-01 12:44   
Reminder sent to: Sizik

Can you upload a save demonstrating this behavior?

Can anyone else corroborate this issue?
2012-03-28 00:13   
I have experienced this issue myself. This occurred after I assigned my skilled specialists: smiths, stonecrafters, carpenters, jewellers, farmers, cooks, brewers, etc, to burrows appropriate for their industry. I also assigned a burrow for legendary miners and a burrow for newbie miners.

In addition to getting cancellation spam, I also got a heavy FPS drop: from 47 fps to 23 fps once I finished assigning everybody to their burrows and unpaused. This may have been because I had multiple parents attempting to retrieve their child at the same time (many of my specialists are mothers).

Save attached here: http://www.zshare.net/download/994904035261b687/ [^]
2012-03-28 03:14   
"Parents won't get babies outside burrow" is not a bug but feature of burrows, spam is covered by 0001937