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0004299Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Interface, Announcementspublic2011-03-21 17:072012-03-30 06:40
0004299: Some events can't be zoomed to even though they have a definite location
There are several types of announcements that you can't zoom to, even though they do involve a definite location. Examples:
Someone is throwing a tantrum.
The dwarves were unable to complete a building.
An animal has grown to become a stray cat/dog/whatever.
A dwarf has become a something.
Jobs removed from unpowered magma forge/furnace.

It is horribly annoying that I can't just zoom to a tantrum from here, and must instead look the dwarf up in the units list. And it's insanely horribly annoying that I can't zoom to the building that the dwarves were unable to complete. Instead I must look through the jobs list and try to figure out which building is the one. Quite often it's a wall, which on the jobs list is indistinguishable from the several walls that I suspended manually for whatever reason.

All events with a definite location should be possible to zoom to!
Issue History
2011-03-21 17:07GreenSpinachNew Issue
2011-03-22 07:45InfiltratorNote Added: 0016473
2011-03-22 07:45InfiltratorTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2011-03-22 07:45InfiltratorTag Attached: CLOSE THIS
2011-03-22 07:46InfiltratorNote Edited: 0016473bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0016473#r6144
2011-03-22 07:47InfiltratorIssue Monitored: Infiltrator
2011-04-23 04:46KogutNote Added: 0017484
2011-04-23 04:46KogutIssue Monitored: Kogut
2011-04-25 23:03KogutNote Added: 0017516
2011-04-25 23:04KogutNote Edited: 0017516bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0017516#r6520
2011-10-13 22:51KogutNote Edited: 0017516bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0017516#r7058
2011-10-13 22:52KogutNote Edited: 0017484bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0017484#r7060
2012-03-28 04:35KogutNote Added: 0021821
2012-03-28 08:16FootkerchiefTag Detached: CLOSE THIS
2012-03-28 11:57AuricNote Added: 0021842
2012-03-29 22:08KogutNote Added: 0021882
2012-03-29 23:05zombiejusticeIssue Monitored: zombiejustice
2012-03-30 06:40BuglistIssue Monitored: Buglist

2011-03-22 07:45   
(edited on: 2011-03-22 07:46)
Whilst I agree that we should be able to zoom to a lot of things that we can't, I think this is more of a "feature" or incomplete feature (for the suggestion forum) than a bug.

EDIT: Adding CLOSE THIS to get footsy's attention. :P

2011-04-23 04:46   
(edited on: 2011-10-13 22:52)
In my opinion it IS a bug "even though they do involve a definite location"

2011-04-25 23:03   
(edited on: 2011-10-13 22:51)
And interesting discovery:
The badger boar has become enraged! <- I can zoom
Badger boar is no longer enraged. <- I can NOT zoom (by the way, why "The" is omitted?)

So it is a bug.

2012-03-28 04:35   
Still in 34.06
2012-03-28 11:57   
Locations of dead bodies can't be zoomed to. This frustrates me so bad.
2012-03-29 22:08   
It includes messages that
*building destroyer destroyed building
*<dwarf> has created a masterpiece!
*An animal has grown to become <animal>!
*The dwarves suspended construction of <building>.