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0000066Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Healthcarepublic2010-04-01 18:302014-07-25 15:13
Toady One 
lowminorhave not tried
0000066: Cloth/thread stolen from traders for hospital
When the elven caravan arrived my dwarfs swarmed them and took all their cloth to the hospital zone chests.

They didn't do it for the dwarven caravan, but I possibly didn't have a hospital zone, and I definetely didn't have any chests.
Build Hospital
 Possibly Build Chest required
Wait for elven (any?) caravan
cloth, hospital, trade, zone
related to 0000415resolved Toady One Merchants' unpurchased small creatures can be placed in cages 
has duplicate 0001006closed Footkerchief Thieving Dwarves! 
has duplicate 0002261resolved Footkerchief Dwarfs took cloth to fill the hospital from a caravan 
has duplicate 0000538resolved Footkerchief Dwarves steal thread from caravans to fill hospital stocks 
has duplicate 0003003resolved Footkerchief Dwarves stealing from merchants to fill hospital stockpile 
has duplicate 0005832resolved Logical2u Dwarves will steal from merchants to fill hospital containers. 
has duplicate 0005941resolved Logical2u Dwarves rob caravan of cloth 
has duplicate 0005944resolved Logical2u Dwarfs wagon-jacking hospital cloth from moving caravan wagons 
has duplicate 0006034resolved Knight Otu Dwarves stealing from caravans 
has duplicate 0006345resolved Knight Otu Overstocking hospital and theft from caravan 
has duplicate 0007134resolved Dwarfu Stealing hospital supplies from caravan 
related to 0001083resolved Toady One Dwarves with worn-out clothes steal replacement clothes from merchants 
related to 0000996new  Wounded Elf trader steals soap 
Issue History
2010-04-01 18:30cooky173New Issue
2010-04-02 06:24TodestoolTag Attached: trade
2010-04-02 06:24TodestoolTag Attached: hospital
2010-04-02 06:24TodestoolTag Attached: zone
2010-04-02 16:31DwarfuNote Added: 0000329
2010-04-02 16:31DwarfuTag Attached: cloth
2010-04-08 19:01cooky173Note Added: 0002220
2010-04-11 10:59FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0001006
2010-04-11 11:08LazureusNote Added: 0002841
2010-04-29 13:20FootkerchiefCategoryGeneral => Dwarf Mode -- Jobs, Healthcare
2010-05-12 17:36Gringo_veneNote Added: 0006621
2010-05-12 17:37Gringo_veneNote Edited: 0006621bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0006621#r2475
2010-05-12 19:11Gringo_veneNote Edited: 0006621bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0006621#r2476
2010-05-28 11:04FootkerchiefNote Added: 0007426
2010-06-10 14:37FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0002261
2010-06-30 13:43FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001083
2010-06-30 13:44FootkerchiefRelationship addedparent of 0000538
2010-07-11 17:30Jon-AceNote Added: 0009989
2010-07-15 17:40RhenayaNote Added: 0010384
2010-08-03 14:22InsanityPreludeNote Added: 0011460
2010-08-10 14:46FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0003003
2010-10-15 20:53UntelligentNote Added: 0013384
2011-02-28 18:01FootkerchiefSummaryCloth stolen from traders for hospital => Cloth/thread stolen from traders for hospital
2011-02-28 18:02FootkerchiefRelationship replacedhas duplicate 0000538
2011-02-28 20:51Granite26Note Added: 0015611
2011-02-28 21:09FootkerchiefNote Added: 0015615
2011-03-22 11:43FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000415
2012-02-11 14:35JasonMelNote Added: 0019479
2012-02-11 14:44JasonMelNote Deleted: 0019479
2012-02-26 10:38FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0000996
2012-04-24 05:09Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0005832
2012-04-27 01:17BlakmaneNote Added: 0022385
2012-04-27 01:17BlakmaneNote Edited: 0022385bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0022385#r8346
2012-05-15 11:16SinistarNote Added: 0022530
2012-05-22 20:56Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0005941
2012-05-23 15:41Logical2uRelationship addedhas duplicate 0005944
2012-06-18 23:32Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0006034
2012-06-20 08:35keirNote Added: 0023065
2012-10-09 00:14MECHAnizedIssue Monitored: MECHAnized
2012-10-09 00:28MECHAnizedNote Added: 0023643
2012-12-26 14:38OokpikNote Added: 0023804
2013-06-23 23:40Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0006345
2014-07-11 18:13SirPenguinNote Added: 0025888
2014-07-12 09:51DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007134
2014-07-12 09:52DwarfuNote Added: 0025987
2014-07-12 09:53DwarfuAssigned To => Dwarfu
2014-07-12 09:53DwarfuStatusnew => acknowledged
2014-07-22 04:51ChaoseedNote Added: 0027186
2014-07-25 09:59DwarfuNote Added: 0027507
2014-07-25 11:54killthecookNote Added: 0027518
2014-07-25 15:13Toady OneStatusacknowledged => resolved
2014-07-25 15:13Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2014-07-25 15:13Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2014-07-25 15:13Toady OneAssigned ToDwarfu => Toady One

2010-04-02 16:31   
Confirmed. Created hospital zone before Dwarf caravan arrived. I brought no cloth at embark. As soon as the caravan arrived, the dwarves seized the cloth up to the max I had set for the hospital (3 bolts).
2010-04-08 19:01   
This could be related to starving dwarves stealing from the caravan (I found this in 40d, but I think it was an intended feature)
2010-04-11 11:08   
Just had it happen to me.. even caught it on video.. http://www.mkv25.net/dfma/movie-2117-theivingdwarves [^]

Sorry about making a duplicate report.
2010-05-12 17:36   
(edited on: 2010-05-12 19:11)
Happened to me twice... they seem to steal from the caravan even if i have the cloth needed...

(Elves deserved it tho)

Edit: With 50 dwarves stealing it causes massive slowdown, mostly cause of the constant recalculations since everything involved is mooving.

2010-05-28 11:04   
Probably related to this old bug:

# 000377 □ [dwarf mode][jobs][healthcare] dwarves giving food to the wounded don't mind stealing from visiting merchants even if it isn't urgent
2010-07-11 17:30   
Confirmed in 0.31.10
2010-07-15 17:40   
yes confirmed for .10 they even ignore the maximum setting... i have now 50000/10000 clothing in the hospital and they still steal from the caravan :/
2010-08-03 14:22   
Still happening in 0.31.12. I watched my dwarves carry off a bunch of cloth from the dwarven caravan before I'd even begun trading.
2010-10-15 20:53   
Still happening in 31.16.
2011-02-28 20:51   
538 has been marked closed for 31.20, should this?
2011-02-28 21:09   
0000538 was closed as a duplicate of this report, because it wasn't necessary to have both reports (cloth and thread are almost the same thing). This report should stay open unless it has been confirmed as fixed.
2012-04-27 01:17   
Just confirming this still happens in 34.07.

2012-05-15 11:16   
This just happened to me in latest, 34.08 version. First year, dwarven caravan. Same story, every dwarf run like rabid dog to the nearest wagon to get himself some cloth like it's a silk sock after goblin ambush. I THINK they ignored merchant mules...but it could be they just did not carry any cloth.
2012-06-20 08:35   
This is still happening in 34.11

removed hospital zone, but jobs still in queue
removed containers, but jobs still in queue
2012-10-09 00:28   
Haha, I was wondering why my dwarves raided the caravan for cloth. I chalked it up to a generous gift from the elves, but guess it's just a bug :P

2012-12-26 14:38   
This just happened to me. The damnedest thing was, even after the hospital was filled to three times its cloth capacity, the dwarves kept going back to steal more cloth. They CLEANED OUT the elves -- I didn't count precisely, but judging from the number of times I had to scroll down in the stocks screen, they took at least 200 bolts of cloth all told.

I'm wondering if each individual dwarf thought, "The hospital currently has 0 cloth so I need to take [let's say] six bolts". So each dwarf made six [or however many] trips, but since there were dozens of them, the amount of cloth they all seized together was outrageously overblown. Obviously the seizure shouldn't be happening at all, but it seems to me like there's a secondary problem with dwarves assuming they need to fill the coffers all by themselves. Each dwarf should reevaluate the cloth stock after each trip, rather than deciding to go back half a dozen times no matter what other dwarves are doing.
2014-07-11 18:13   
Still happens as of 40.02 - and for what it's worth, it's still hilarious
2014-07-12 09:52   
RenQuar had this save for 40.02 from 0007134:
http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=8909 [^]
2014-07-22 04:51   
Just saw this!

Also, there's a bug where dwarves will store much more cloth in hospitals than is needed (0000191, 0004406), and that makes this one even more apparent.
2014-07-25 09:59   
Chaoseed, both 0000191 and 0004406 are fixed for the next version (44.05). This report is possibly fixed as a side-effect, though considering merchant goods as available for use might be another bug entirely.
2014-07-25 11:54   
This has been happening a lot to me (nearly on every fort) at version 0.34.11 is good to know this bug is solved since it bugged the fortress' hospital.