With this question I am looking to further the question on What is the policy on rules questions?
I play 8-ball pool tournaments in club leagues and the rules in 8-ball are very different to 9-ball rules and being new to this SE stack, I wanted to concentrate on questions relating to Snooker and Pool to start with.
There are a fair few questions, for example...
- Eight Ball or black ball Pool rules
- What constitutes a legal safety shot in 8-ball pool?
- In 8-ball, do I win if I shoot in the 8 ball and my last ball in the same shot?
which could have many different answers depending on the rule set which the question applies. In 8-Ball, here in the UK there are many different rules.
There are for example
and they can differ on what constitutes a foul shot, the pack setup, where you must play the cue ball on the break and after a foul, along with many other differences.
Should we not insist that questions regarding rules of play (no matter what sport) stipulate the rule set they are asking about?