"Installing STUFF anywhere that doesn't belong to your character (excluding public areas on red) should be done only after you have xhelp'd and gotten permission from an admin. STUFF is SUSPICIOUS as are the people that install it. Failure to get permission may result in OOC punishment. When in doubt, XHELP. Continue?"
My understanding of public areas has been anything that is publicly accessible and not owned by a faction. For example, Bars, Clubs, Businesses, Gang HQs, Faction HQs, etc.
My interpretation is that apartment hallways / lobbies ARE public areas. They are publicly accessible and it is normal for people who don't live there to be in them.
How do the GMs define "public areas"?
How about the rest of you?
Where does PUBLIC end and PRIVATE begin?