Originally Posted by AR15
No, quite the opposite. I am suggesting we should make every attempt to follow the rules, to the letter of the law, as much as possible, even if some people think some of the rules (like slight foot faults) are silly.
And I would suggest that, because slight footfaults are customarily not enforced, it is awkward when some people do enforce them.
That said, I get called for a footfault each and every time I play a tournament (which isn't often). It's no big deal to me. I just back off the line ~6" or so and never get called a second time.
I don't mind officials enforcing the rule. I'd just never do it myself against an opponent unless it was large and I thought they were actually getting an advantage out of it.