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Spacing Out Exposures (Article ID 82)

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Abstract:    When a player exposes tiles on the flat part of their rack, it isn’t required, nor is it a rule that they separate them with spaces. However, it is recommended as a courtesy to allow spaces between your exposures, especially when Jokers are involved.    

Question from a player:  When a player calls for two or three exposures, are the tiles to be placed together or separated by a small space? 
 
Answer from the NMJL:  “When a player has multiple exposures on the rack, it is courteous to leave a space between the exposures.”

Source:  Mah Jongg Made Easy 2020 page 14


Other answers from the NMJL: 

There is no absolute ruling about how to place the exposed tiles on your rack; however, it certainly would seem to be courteous to put a space in between exposures, especially when there are jokers involved.” 
 
“A player is not required to place exposures in the order in which they are shown on the card; however, when mah jongg is declared, tiles should be re-arranged to show the correct order. When a player has multiple exposures on the rack, it is courteous to leave a space between the exposures”  
 
Sources for other answers:  National Mah Jongg League Bulletin Q&A (2017, 2020 page 14) https://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org 

Spacing Out Exposures (Article ID 82)
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