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0005380Dwarf FortressContaminants/Spatterpublic2012-02-21 17:422012-03-05 15:52
MacMac OS X10.6.8
0005380: Dwarves with the cleaning task enabled never clean up blood.
Blood from killed goblin invaders and the like never get cleaned. The spatters stay there for many years, untouched (going on 5 years on my current fortress)
Kill something with a squad or stone-fall trap, the blood will never disappear.
duplicate of 0001140resolved Toady One "Clean" job uses underground/aboveground instead of inside/outside to determine what gets cleaned 
Issue History
2012-02-21 17:42etherflanNew Issue
2012-02-21 20:06evictedSaintNote Added: 0020430
2012-02-22 06:31FootkerchiefNote Added: 0020453
2012-02-22 06:32FootkerchiefTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2012-02-22 08:14etherflanNote Added: 0020462
2012-02-22 08:18etherflanTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2012-02-22 08:21FootkerchiefNote Added: 0020464
2012-02-22 08:21FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0001140
2012-02-22 20:12etherflanNote Added: 0020513
2012-02-22 20:15FootkerchiefNote Added: 0020514
2012-02-22 20:15FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2012-02-22 20:15FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2012-02-22 20:15FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2012-03-05 15:52Logical2uTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE

2012-02-21 20:06   
This is a known bug, but there are a number of work-arounds to it.

You can build over the spot and deconstruct the area, you can expose it to the sky and hope the rain washes it away, if you're using dwarfhack you can delete the smear, you can assign a dwarf to the burrow containing the splatter and increase the chance he'll clean it...There are probably a few others, but I can't think of anything else.
2012-02-22 06:31   
Where is the spatter located? Is it inside? Is it inside a designated room?
2012-02-22 08:14   
Inside and outside, and not a designated room (invaders have never penetrated so deeply). Also, bridges and traps.
2012-02-22 08:21   
Does 0001140 explain this?
2012-02-22 20:12   
yes! Interesting... I was thinking of it as crafted/detailed vs natural not aboveground vs underground
2012-02-22 20:15   
Cool, thanks!