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0001396Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Itemspublic2010-04-21 09:522012-03-15 01:22
Toady One 
0001396: Children claim clothes they cannot/will not wear or store in rooms
I've got clothing laying all over the place that is claimed by children. They're not wearing any clothing and the clothing in question is dwarf size, so perhaps they want to wear it but don't know how to put it on. This is clothing brought to the fortress by other creatures, creatures long since deceased. It isn't worn out clothing.

This isn't the typical issue of dwarves claiming items and never getting around to storing them. Every dwarf in the fortress---including each child---has a bedroom, cabinet, and coffer and the adult dwarves have stored anything/everything they've claimed. The only items left laying around belong to the children---which I suppose mimics real life. :)

I'm going to keep an eye on it and see what happens when the children in question reach maturity.
Have fort.
Have children.
Have deaths of non-fortress humanoids who drop clothing.
Unforbid that clothing.
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related to 0001020resolved Toady One Children spam cancellations when trying to claim clothing 
related to 0002481resolved Toady One Dwarves will claim new clothes when theirs is worn (xClothesx) but not wear it 
Issue History
2010-04-21 09:52random51New Issue
2010-04-21 11:45FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001020
2010-04-27 07:22NaiaNote Added: 0005335
2010-06-04 11:34kwielandNote Added: 0007663
2010-06-27 19:45FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002481
2010-07-07 17:40CreidiekiNote Added: 0009756
2010-07-08 17:44FootkerchiefRelationship replacedrelated to 0002481
2010-08-27 04:24SumendarNote Added: 0012146
2012-03-15 01:22Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2012-03-15 01:22Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2012-03-15 01:22Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2012-03-15 01:22Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One

2010-04-27 07:22   
Probally related

I been running a fort for some years and all clothes are getting worn out. When making new clothes, it will be claimed/stored by adults, but they wont actually equip it. So all adults are running around whit XXshirts and pants
2010-06-04 11:34   
Children don't get the "store owned item" job. So, they claim items and then cannot store them. The best workaround I've found is to hide them. When they become peasants, they will go around and store all their stuff. I haven't seen any civilian dwarf actually equip new clothing, though.
2010-07-07 17:40   
Children in my forts do store owned items, but I think there's a limit to how many things a dwarf can store in one cabinet. Since children have a lot of free time to claim items, they often need multiple cabinets.
2010-08-27 04:24   
Confirmed as still being around in 0.31.12. Also at least in my case isn't caused by having too many things to store, the cabinet in the child's room is empty.