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0009220Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Skills and Professionspublic2015-12-04 16:252015-12-07 14:57
Toady One 
0009220: Bookbinding Dwarf Systematically Steps Through All Cavern Webs
A dwarf is wandering the caverns and then decides he's going to go do some bookbinding, which I had ordered done. So... he starts stepping in the webs left by smaller spiders. One web after another, as though they were solid rock and I told him to dig (actually in a very similar pattern to that). He continues to step in and destroy every nearby web until he gets stuck, at which point he gets the "No Job" status and starts to walk back home - until he remembers he's supposed to be book-binding. He then turns around and starts jumping in webs again.
Get a book-binding dwarf to a cavern and watch him step through webs.
Probable Quick Fix
Issue History
2015-12-04 16:25TalvienoNew Issue
2015-12-04 17:05ThutmoseNote Added: 0033391
2015-12-04 17:24ThutmoseNote Edited: 0033391bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0033391#r13499
2015-12-06 04:23Knight OtuNote Added: 0033492
2015-12-06 04:23Knight OtuAssigned To => Knight Otu
2015-12-06 04:23Knight OtuStatusnew => confirmed
2015-12-06 04:23Knight OtuTag Attached: Probable Quick Fix
2015-12-07 11:17Toady OneNote Added: 0033591
2015-12-07 11:18Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2015-12-07 11:18Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2015-12-07 11:18Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2015-12-07 11:18Toady OneAssigned ToKnight Otu => Toady One
2015-12-07 14:57DwarfuIssue Monitored: Dwarfu
2018-06-03 21:13DwarfuIssue End Monitor: Dwarfu

2015-12-04 17:05   
(edited on: 2015-12-04 17:24)
I have also noticed this issue, I noticed it from random canceling bind book, stuck in web notices.

I think they are trying to pick up the thread to use it for binding the book

Knight Otu   
2015-12-06 04:23   
Yes, the bind book reaction is missing the [NOT_WEB] token after the thread reagent, causing webs to be "viable" reagents.
Toady One   
2015-12-07 11:17   
Ah, cool, it would have taken me a while to remember I even had that token.

The randomly generated string-making jobs for some instruments were also affected.

Old saves are always going to be wrong, unfortunately, so we'll probably have duplicate reports for a while even after 0.42.03 goes up. People can edit their save raws to fix bookbinding, but the generated string jobs can't be fixed.