said 10 months ago:
I run three FB Pages for three golf courses. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had a related business (golf ball retrieval that sells used golf balls) like and begin posting links to their products on our pages. I’d been deleting the links but today I finally deleted and banned, then I sent a message to their page from my personal account:
I’m not sure who you are but spamming golf course customers is going to get you banned from Facebook if you don’t watch out. Most pages that are kept up don’t allow spam ~ we report it as such. If you actually do work for our courses, it would be wise to call your course contact and request that you be UNBANNED from our pages ~ and ASK if you can post links to your products. This is pretty standard business procedure in the world of social media . . . if you don’t want so many spam reports that you end up with your page deleted by the media owners (Facebook, in this case).
I don’t mind helping a business partner out, but the people that we have do our ball retrieval are not (to my knowledge) known as Absolute Golf. I’ve never entered a check or cash payment to this company in our books ~ so, again, call your course contact (there is only one and you should have his personal cell phone number ~ you will never find him in a clubhouse and employees never give out a cell number). Request that you be unbanned and allowed to post links on our pages. Until I come home and he tells me differently, I will have to keep your page banned from our pages due to the continuous unapproved links that you have been posting.
Thorne Brothers at Lilac
Old Town Golf and Sportland
What do you think? Was I too rude?