davisdating.org lawn spam

Around April 25, 2007, signs (lawn spam) for davisdating dot org started showing up around Davis. The page has no contact information, and only requests a bunch of personal information followed by a message saying someone will contact you. Similar signs have appeared in nearby cities including Vacaville and Natomas around the same time.

This site is ultimately managed by a company called Together Dating which runs an elaborate guerilla marketing scheme that has placed such signs throughout the country. Most reviews of their services are pretty negative, though the secretive nature in which they roll out these sites makes it difficult for any but the most determined customer to discover (and thus deliver a review attributed to) the true name of the organization they have dealt with.


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2007-04-25 19:57:33   What is the legality of these signs? I presume that property owners can pull them out and dispose of them. Any idea who it was that went around sticking them in? —JasonAller

  • I don't know about lawn signs, but I worked for a company that put up some signs on telephone poles and apparently got a call from the police saying that PG&E complained that they were vandalizing their poles and they needed to stop or face charges. Also this was not in Davis, and I can't even say that it's 100% true since I didn't take the call. —BradBenedict

2007-04-25 22:57:36   I'm going to take a wild guess and say SteveO. —BrentLaabs

  • Why would I need a website to collect personal information when I already have it? —SteveOstrowski

2007-04-26 02:04:55   davisdating.orgy? —ArlenAbraham

2007-04-26 09:09:37   I see these everywhere! I mean everywhere, Vacaville. Crockett, Vallejo, etc. Weird man. —MichelleAccurso

2007-04-26 18:15:00   The police department said that the signs on private property can be removed by owners and that they are sure that city workers will remove those on public property. —JasonAller

2007-04-27 18:45:06   I pulled and threw away 2 dd.org signs that were on public property today —StevenDaubert

2007-05-03 07:33:26   these signs look a lot like the davisSingles.org signs as well. Are they both scams? —MattHh

2007-05-03 11:35:06   no Davis singles . org is that one guys pool of ass, but it's legit —StevenDaubert

2008-11-06 19:45:10   Check out this investigation. —JasonAller

2008-11-06 20:09:25   In fact it looks like there is an organization devoted to removing street spam like this: http://www.causs.org/JasonAller