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If a player dies in Minetown after being warned by the watchmen to stop dipping in fountains or receiving a message that the flow reduced to a trickle, leaving bones, does another player loading the bones get a new warning when dipping/quaffing from that fountain, or is there a chance of the fountain being destroyed with no warning?

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That's just cruel! (+1) –  user7220 Jan 17 '12 at 16:23
    
A good place to ask if you don't get an answer here is rec.games.roguelike.nethack which has the largest nethack community around. –  Canageek Jan 18 '12 at 18:52
    
Or I could just do the source-diving myself; I was feeling lazy. –  Wooble Jan 18 '12 at 19:02
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Just tested this in wizard mode: If you get a warning in one game, die, and encounter the bones in another game, you will not get a warning in the second game. The fountain will just dry up without warning.

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