Gooseneck Stoppers

Not sure how it is supposed to be but here is how I do it: I use the stopper to keep the mast from falling to the deck when the main is slacked or lowered. I use a down hall to keep the tack of the sail and boom from riding up the mast and to adjust the tension on the luff of the main. This may not be by the book but it works well for me...
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I think you are correct but my mast has two stoppers so I was just wondering, thanks for the vote of confidence.