Facebook Page Name Change Request Denial

Facebook Page Name Change Request Denial

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With the recent (again!) changes to the Facebook Page Name Change options, I submitted two of my pages for consideration.

The page most likely to have been approved was: “Ask Kimberly & Community: Social Media Technical Support” an old page that was one of the first I ever made…. and where I started.

My request was to change the page name to simply “Kimberly Castleberry” so that I might then merge it into my main page.


FB Page Name Change Request Denial Reply Email

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The reply reads:

“Hi Kimberly,

Unfortunately, we cannot approve this Page name change. We have determined the name change you requested may be misleading for the people who like the Page. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this decision is final.
For help using Pages, please visit the Pages section of our Help Center: www.facebook.com/help/pages

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They did not indicate that my documentation (an image of my drivers license with certain data blacked out) was insufficient, only that the conversion would be confusing.

Whether I would have had better luck requestion the conversion be to “Just Ask Kim” is unknown and not indicated in any manner that I can draw conclusions from.

~ Kim ~
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PS: I did make a “sweet as can be” reply to Betsy asking for a little additional clarification and providing a little of my own. I did not try to aggressively make my case. Generally they will not reply to an email like this, but I’m crossing my fingers that I can garner a little additional insights for you. I do not expect a “change of heart” but any info helps us all.

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12 Comments on "Facebook Page Name Change Request Denial"

3 years 19 days ago

When my FB account was closed down two years ago, I asked why. It made absolutely no sense to me, because I was not guilty of what they said I was. Their response was about as helpful as the one to you, and it ended the same way… that they apologize, but this decision is final.

In my case, it was devastating to lose my account because that was just two months after the death of our oldest son. Countless friends had written on my wall and sent me private messages in the weeks following his death. It was an enormous loss, not only to me, but to my family, to lose those messages of love and comfort.

I appealed, and their answer was the same. I appealed again, and humbly told them why. They gave my account back after 12 days, and I’ve never had a problem since.

I know my answer isn’t any help to you, but you struck a responsive chord and I just wanted to share.

Willena Flewelling

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3 years 19 days ago

@Willena, the same thing happened to me. Even my facebook account was closed with a message that was similar to Kim’s. Till today they have not activated it. I am a writer and used to update many self written quotes through it and Alas! I lost all my creativity. The line that I hate the most is “We apologize for any inconvenience, but this decision is final.”

3 years 18 days ago

Facebook is notorious for doing things that you cannot undue because it seems most responses are canned and automated. I will be happy when better choices exist. Good post

3 years 17 days ago

Honestly, sometimes Facebook has poor customer support service. I encountered a problem on my Facebook page before and contacted their customer support via email and until now, I never got a reply. Hope they will respond to your email though.

3 years 17 days ago

I made a colossal error recently and need to change a URL for a client. I have filled out a form but haven’t heard anything. If you learn of any ways to manage this I’d appreciate it. I’m thinking that it might be best to start another page and grab the URL I need and then merge the Pages. Unfortunately this page has over 600 fans, so I might need to buy fans for the new page as it is my understanding that the one with the most fans gets to keep their URL.