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How do I collect rocks in Dwarf Fortress

I've heard of a technique for dealing with the large amounts of stone is something about a single tile being a trash can for everything. How does this work?

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You designate a garbage dump zone in only one tile using i-g.

Then you give the order to dump the stones you want to dump, or use mass dump: d-b-d. They will all be stored and forbidden on that one tile. To use them you'll have to unforbid them or use mass reclaim: d-b-c.

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It is worth noting that some view this as an exploit/bug and it may be changed in future versions. –  sjohnston Aug 20 '10 at 15:35
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True, but it's a single-player game, so who cares what other people think. ;-) –  user56 Aug 20 '10 at 19:16
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