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0008524Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Activity Zonespublic2014-11-07 06:332014-11-15 13:26
Toady One 
0008524: Dwarves do not gain herbalist skill when gathering plants
After gathering plants for half a year from a plant gathering zone, supplying the starting seven with all the food and booze they need and more, my Herbalist is still at dabbling. Dwarf Therapist confirms, that he has not gained a single skill point.
Embark in a biome with vegetation.
Assign the plant gathering labour to a dwarf.
Make a plant gathering zone or d-p some shrubs.
After letting him work for a while, check on his herbalist skill.
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Issue History
2014-11-07 06:33XenophiliusNew Issue
2014-11-07 10:31RadonPlasmaNote Added: 0030902
2014-11-08 11:08FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-11-08 11:08FootkerchiefStatusnew => confirmed
2014-11-15 13:26Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2014-11-15 13:26Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2014-11-15 13:26Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2014-11-15 13:26Toady OneAssigned ToFootkerchief => Toady One

2014-11-07 10:31   
Confirming for 0.40.15, Windows. Of particular note is that while ground-level shrub gathering awards no experience, tree-canopy fruit gathering appears to award it at the expected rate. If I had to guess, I'd say that Toady simply altered or moved the 'gain experience' call, and forgot to duplicate it across both activity types.