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0003974Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Stockpilespublic2011-02-16 19:192012-03-02 17:44
Toady One 
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0003974: Unable to place Nest Box
I made a nest box out of stone immediately after starting my fort. First my dwarfs moved it from the craftstation to the craft stockpile. Then they moved it to my food stockpile. I am unabled to place the Nest Box, it says "Needs nest box"

I then made another one, and I was able to place it before my dwarfs had a chance to move it to the food stockpile.
nest box, Save Included
parent of 0003983resolved Toady One Can't make mead -- job can't find honey when it's stockpiled? 
has duplicate 0004109resolved Footkerchief Stoneware hive cannot be built. 
Issue History
2011-02-16 19:19GauHelldragonNew Issue
2011-02-16 20:34Logical2uNote Added: 0015150
2011-02-16 20:35GauHelldragonNote Added: 0015151
2011-02-16 20:35GauHelldragonTag Attached: nest box
2011-02-16 20:40GauHelldragonNote Added: 0015152
2011-02-17 10:24DwarfuNote Added: 0015190
2011-02-17 10:24DwarfuTag Attached: Save Included
2011-02-17 10:24DwarfuTag Attached: Save Needs Testing
2011-02-17 10:43DwarfuNote Edited: 0015190bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0015190#r5751
2011-02-18 17:21KorvaNote Added: 0015262
2011-02-18 21:53hoveringdogNote Added: 0015269
2011-02-18 22:20SirPenguinNote Added: 0015271
2011-02-18 22:30DwarfuNote Added: 0015272
2011-02-19 12:47nb4estIssue Monitored: nb4est
2011-02-23 23:32Toady OneRelationship addedparent of 0003983
2011-02-26 15:53Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2011-02-26 15:53Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.20
2011-02-26 15:53Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2011-02-26 15:53Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2011-03-05 23:11FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0004109
2011-03-08 01:11nb4estIssue End Monitor: nb4est
2012-03-02 17:44DwarfuTag Detached: Save Needs Testing

2011-02-16 20:34   
Did the nest box have food in it?
2011-02-16 20:35   
I don't think so.
2011-02-16 20:40   
I can't get them to do it again. Hm.
2011-02-17 10:24   
(edited on: 2011-02-17 10:43)
I was able to reproduce this.

I made a stone (chert) nest box at a craftsdwarf workshop. I had a food stockpile designated but did not have a finished goods stockpile.

The stone nest box was placed in the food stockpile. I was not able to select it for use.

I then created a finished goods stockpile and it was moved there (in a bin). I've made other nest boxes since the first one and am able to use those - but I can never use the original one that started out in the food stockpile.

To make sure it was not the bin's fault, I created a tool only finished goods stockpile (disallowing bins) and forbid tools in the original finished goods stockpile.

The nest box was hauled to the food stockpile and is unable to be used, even after dumping (it returns to the food stockpile on reclaim).

For the save:

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=3807 [^]

I used notes to make the 3 stockpiles:
1 - Food Stockpile (z-5)
2 - Tool Only Stockpile (z-6)
3 - Finished Goods Stockpile (z-6)

Save is zoomed to Food Stockpile showing unusable stone nest box.

EDIT: When I reloaded from making the save, I was able to place that nest box.

2011-02-18 17:21   
Confirmed. If I have a food stockpile but not one for finished goods, the dwarves will put next boxes there and leave them there even if I make a goods pile. After a save and reload they do fetch the nest from the food stockpile to place it or put it in the proper pile.
2011-02-18 21:53   
I've had this happen sporadically also if I create a custom stockpile that allows both food and finished goods. I produced six nest boxes; five of them were fine, but the remaining one could not be placed.
2011-02-18 22:20   
This happened to me with a stone hive, though at the time I didn't know it was this bug. I had a food stockpile that a stone hive was put into, and I could not access it at all. Sometime later I could use it, though I'm not sure why
2011-02-18 22:30   
I've noticed the same, SirPenguin.

It seems these items are being claimed as containers for use in the food stockpile.