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0005645Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Tradepublic2012-03-14 16:022015-12-08 09:29
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0005645: Outpost liaison stuck on a jailed mayor
A vampire has been elected as my mayor and has been sentenced to about 600 days jail time. After caravan arrival and leaving I noticed that the outpost liaison is sitting in the jail cell for about a year already, but with no messages to the player that some meeting is progressing.
I'd guess that jailing the mayor would reproduce the bug.
A good solution would be to either
a) liaison be able to hold meeting in the jail cell
b) liaison choosing another noble (Broker?) to discuss the issues
c) liaison leaving as the mayor is "unreachable".

Waiting for a multiple year sentence to end isn't appropriate.
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related to 0000703confirmed Dwarfu Chained mother "cancels seek infant" until death from dehydration, and other imprisonment issues 
Issue History
2012-03-14 16:02peterispNew Issue
2012-03-14 19:18FootkerchiefDescription Updatedbug_revision_view_page.php?rev_id=8010#r8010
2012-03-14 19:32FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0002910
2012-03-15 10:47HammerDaveNote Added: 0021484
2012-03-15 11:48FootkerchiefNote Added: 0021485
2012-03-15 12:04peterispIssue Monitored: peterisp
2012-03-15 12:04peterispIssue End Monitor: peterisp
2012-03-15 13:54peterispNote Added: 0021490
2012-03-15 13:55peterispNote Edited: 0021490bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0021490#r8012
2014-01-22 11:38FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000703
2014-01-22 11:38FootkerchiefRelationship deletedrelated to 0002910
2014-08-09 11:06DwarfuAssigned To => Dwarfu
2014-08-09 11:06DwarfuStatusnew => acknowledged
2014-12-12 10:42BenLubarIssue Monitored: BenLubar
2015-12-08 09:28MygnaNote Added: 0033633
2015-12-08 09:29MygnaIssue Monitored: Mygna
2015-12-08 13:48MygnaNote Edited: 0033633bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0033633#r13554
2015-12-10 04:11MygnaNote Edited: 0033633bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0033633#r13574

2012-03-15 10:47   
Does replacing (or at least removing) the mayor work? Or do you then end up with the "liason leaves unhappy because meeting was aborted" bug?
2012-03-15 11:48   
Reminder sent to: peterisp

It might be helpful to upload a save demonstrating this problem to http://dffd.wimbli.com/ [^]
2012-03-15 13:54   
(edited on: 2012-03-15 13:55)
Posted a save http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=5895 [^]

Mayor has 'Conduct Meeting' job and is right next to outpost liaison.

2015-12-08 09:28   
(edited on: 2015-12-10 04:11)
This issue has further consequences in the new version, as the mayor is now also responsible for hearing petitions.
Every visitor interested in joining my fort has been stuck on 'No Job' for a year now, whether I manually appoint someone else for the job or leave the position empty to cause a new proper election (which reappoints the jailed vampire).

I'm currently waiting to see what happens once the vampire's jail sentence runs out, after which his additional punishment of 50 hammer blows should hopefully kill him.

Edit: The vampire died and a new mayor got elected, but meetings still never happen. Replacing the vampire mayor seems to have led to a separate issue, see 0003027