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, 2010 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, 2010 at 19:16
  • @user56 maybe multiplayer will be possible in future releases
    – Fennekin
    Oct 24, 2015 at 14:14

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