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Open Other Dump Command Clears the Auto-Macro Dump

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Proposal
/dump reset the macro dump timer
Justification
It seems like a small change. First had the /dump command to the list of commands that do not start the macro timer.
It is not such a small change that it reset the timer to zero.

I don't know how this would affect other people, or if it could be use as a way of circumventing AFK macros that are maybe more disruptive than sampling, which I personal don't see as being disruptive. I realize in the past I have made suggestions (not this server) that in hindsight would not have been good, for any number of reasons.

So I'm not asking that I be able to do hand sampling without a timer. I understand the need for the timer. I'm suggesting that /dump reset the timer, if anything so it does not interfere with macros I might start later that have nothing to do with sampling. Sampling was just an example.

If "No" is the answer. Such is life.
Motivation
Situation. One uses a survey macro to track down high resource concentration. The timer kicks off. Finding the highest concentration can while. The timer is still counting down.
One uses a basic Inspiration to boost hand sampling. If one does this without the survey part, it would also start the timer. I have a simple /tar self;/inspire macro as a quality of life/play enhancement.
One then starts sampling, using a defaultButton macro to skip past the Survey Event prompt. I use to have a quality of life/play macro that started the defaultButton macro before the /sample.
Regardless, if I have been surveying, I will not be able count on having having 40 to 50 minutes before I have to restart the defaultButton macro.
When I learned that macros were going to have an expiration timer before being dumped, I grumbled a bit. I used a macro for automatically getting past the Survey Event prompt when sampling.

I would like to request the /dump command reset the dump timer.
 

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The /dump command is already included in the list of permitted commands that will not start the macro timer, you just need to specify the entire command /dumpPausedCommands for it to not be detected.

It is intentional, however, that the timer is not reset by dumping the commands, regardless, as such is the intended mechanic for preventing AFK play when third-party bots are utilized to enqueue client commands.
 
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The /dump command is already included in the list of permitted commands that will not start the macro timer, you just need to specify the entire command /dumpPausedCommands for it to not be detected.

It is intentional, however, that the timer is not reset by dumping the commands, regardless, as such is the intended mechanic for preventing AFK play when third-party bots are utilized to enqueue client commands.
That was actually helpful.. Knowing that my /dump was triggering the macro timer while the flourish macro was being dumped LOL