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0009688Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Generalpublic2016-04-10 04:082018-02-12 18:03
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0009688: Insane child costantly attempting make believe = huge job cancellation spam
I had a child fail a mood in fortress mode, which resulted in insanity. Later on, I began to receive constant messages of the child failing to pick up equipment, being too insane. The child had "Play make believe" listed as his current job, and he just stood in one spot until death from dehydration. The child had wandered quite far away from the workshop he had claimed, so the make believe-attempt didn't begin immediately after going insane. The job cancellation spam was constant and made it easy to miss more important messages.
Here's a screenshot: http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu226/Vuohijumala/tooinsanespamcrop_zpsbzikrxht.jpg [^]
announcement, insanity, spam
has duplicate 0009790resolved Dwarfu Insane Kid Spams Cancellation 
has duplicate 0010568resolved Loci Insane Child message spam 
has duplicate 0010697resolved Loci Insane children spam equiment errors 
Issue History
2016-04-10 04:08VuohijumalaNew Issue
2016-04-10 11:51PatrikLundellNote Added: 0034993
2016-05-16 13:26jhaunNote Added: 0035192
2016-05-16 13:27jhaunNote Edited: 0035192bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0035192#r14181
2016-05-16 13:28jhaunTag Attached: announcement
2016-05-16 13:28jhaunTag Attached: insanity
2016-05-16 13:28jhaunTag Attached: spam
2016-05-16 13:32jhaunNote Edited: 0035192bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0035192#r14182
2016-05-24 12:49DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0009790
2016-11-29 22:13manghotiNote Added: 0036069
2016-11-30 01:30PatrikLundellNote Added: 0036070
2018-02-08 06:14LociRelationship addedhas duplicate 0010568
2018-02-08 06:17LociNote Added: 0037772
2018-02-08 06:17LociAssigned To => Loci
2018-02-08 06:17LociStatusnew => confirmed
2018-02-12 18:03OrkelNote Added: 0037784
2018-04-06 05:47LociRelationship addedhas duplicate 0010697

2016-04-10 11:51   
I had the same issue (the bugger wanted shells, which were impossible to get before insanity struck), although its high speed repeat failed job was to pick up clothing. In my case the version was 0.42.05 (I dare not face the masterworks trading bug).
2016-05-16 13:26   
(edited on: 2016-05-16 13:32)
I had the same issue in 0.43.02. The alert was popping up more than once a second. Luckily all the alerts stacked into one in the alert list.

Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/L93kmUh.png [^]

2016-11-29 22:13   
Also seeing this bug: http://i.imgur.com/0DqCS0F.png [^]

Trying to pick up a hat.
2016-11-30 01:30   
@manghoti: it would be good if you stated the version you saw the problem in.
2018-02-08 06:17   
v0.44.05: MinerMan60101 posted a save in 0010568:

http://dffd.bay12games.com/file.php?id=13502 [^]
2018-02-12 18:03   
Saw this happen on a livestream, only solution was to use the exterminate command with DFhack to kill the child, or else the spam was unbearable.