Common area and entrances of residential condominiums - eligible or not?
Recently I've being facing lots of people saying that the common area of residential condominiums, like multi-sport courts, playgrounds and beautiful entrances are eligible for pokestops. Their explanation is that there is a misunderstanding in the prohibition of pokestops inside the residences itself, which could expose peoples privacy and even safety. The common areas of residential condominiums don't have these downsides.
However, there is a guideline that pokestops that only benefit a small number of players are not eligible.
So, I think the solution of this debate would be to assure a way to determine whether or not a condominium represents enough amount of people in order to be eligible for a pokestop.
What do you guys and Niantic think about it?
Niantic has already informed that he is not eligible when the appointment meets only one residence/family, that is, if it is something private. If the indication is for something collective/community and meets the other criteria is eligible.
@MarioSGodoy87-PGO, interesting. Thanks! Do you know where I can find this official position of Niantic? I'm asking because I think it would be useful to quote it in any wayspot description I may need to make in the future.
That's interesting, @MarioSGodoy87-PGO. Thanks! Do you know where I can find tho official message from Niantic? I'm asking because now that I know that, I'm thinking about suggesting a new pokestop in the condominium I live in and i think it would be very useful to quote Niantic's official statement.
Id look at the november ama under general. I believe they addressed this question
Niantic Wayfarer: November AMA
Can you clarify the definition of “private residential property?” Are multi-family residences included in this rejection reason? What about Wayspots that are within 40m of a private residence?
The considerations when looking at private residential property have not changed with the criteria refresh. Considering that multi-family residences like apartment complexes can have publicly accessible amenities (like playground equipment), these could still be eligible as long as they meet all of the acceptance criteria. Nominations that appear to be within 40m of private, single-family residential property should be very closely reviewed to make sure they are not on private residential property, and that they are accessible from locations not on private residential property.
How does “publicly accessible” apply to locations that have limited access, like members-only clubs, gated communities, time-restricted areas?
Just like with the definition of private residential property, this guideline hasn’t changed. These locations would still be eligible, including restricted areas on the grounds of a company’s headquarters or behind locked gates so long as there wouldn’t be objections to you entering the area and the location is accessible to some folks. We do not expect all players to have access to all locations but we strongly recommend following real-world rules while attempting to access locations.