I started a thread in U.Hall asking people to post if they've had problems recently with placing traps, guards, and vendors in faction towns. If there really are problems, maybe they're tied to the restoration of guard zones. Maybe someone like Cal or one of the devs or programmers will take a look and see if something's gotten messed up. Please add to that post if you feel like it: http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?p=1616953#post1616953. Not sure anyone ever comes over to this forum.