Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Photo of the Month

www.virtuemoir.com

August 2012 "Photo of the month"


September 2012 "Photo of the Month"

October 2012 "Photo of the Month".


Keep looking.
That didn't take long. The "new" website has only been back up and running since July 2012.

In many other blog posts it's been hashed out that Scott and Tessa don't want to interact with the public if they can't use the various outreach platforms to market lies. Fine. But virtuemoir.com was put up quite some time ago, then its registration expired, then Team Virtue Moir grabbed the address back, then the current rendition went live, changed up one photo from mid-July to August, and here it is once again, a fossil.

Why didn't they grab the address back to prevent some horrible person from using it for ill-purposes, and leave it at that? Why revive it with pretty pictures, smarm and empty promies, then abandon it?

I wonder why it was set up to begin with, really. I wonder if it was intended to be another, more adroit staging ground for sham - if not Jessica, than platonic stuff - and when that became problematic they lost interest.

15 comments:

  1. Can't ANYONE from their very large family and circle of friends do this for them? It's not like Tessa or Scott must take time from their busy schedule to keep up with a website (heaven forbid they should do anything for the fans, they don't "owe" them anything, as many people on the skating forums are constantly reminding everyone).

    Good grief, give the job to some adoring little family member who would be thrilled to take care of this and probably do a wonderful job of it, too.

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    1. Not a single fan forced them to put up a website, so in addition to what you've just said, PLEASE with the they don't owe fans. They put the freaking thing up, Scott told fans to look for updates there, they were the ones who created the photo of the month feature, then they decided it wasn't worth the tremendous effort it would take to change a single photo once every four weeks. Boy. I think more than indifference to fans there may be actual resentment. It really is difficult to guess at the cost/benefit analysis they have made and to decide no effort whatsoever expended on anything genuine was worth it.

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  2. sure does piss me right off, but will you hear me say that in the addicted group, fuck no cuz everyone will jump down my throat saying how busy they are - i get it, they train for 4 hours on ice, and work out for another 4 - that leaves 16 hours in a day...8 left to sleep then there's 8 whole fucking hours they could use a half of one to do something nice for the fans LIKE UPDATE THE FUCKING PICTURE OF THE MONTH!!! DONT EVEN BOTHER HAVING A PICTURE OF THE MONTH IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO FUCKING CHANGE IT ACCORDINGLY...they are serious assholes and my respect for them is almost completely gone now.

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    1. First anon. Absolutely. The word Scott used when he abandoned his fan facebook was "unable". He didn't say he didn't have the time.

      This is the official webpage. Fans can't communicate directly or publicly. It's a professional page. When they were scamming the public, everybody and his mother, including infants, were recruited to participate in the hoax and make it sell. Old school friends. Neighbors. Fellow team members and former skaters. Family members. Extended family members. Parents of friends. And on and on. But there's nobody to change up one freaking professionally shot photo on their webpage, even after, typically, we were encouraged to tune into the page. WHY? Why is there absolutely no interest in maintaining even a professional on line presence if they can't lie?

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    2. Perhaps Scott could have used his ipad or cell to change up a photo when he was at Cowboys in London over Thanksgiving? How did he carve out the time to go there?

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  3. It's too bad that Tessa and Scott have chosen to view fans as an inconvenience. Things don't get updated because they have no time, I believe that they simply don't give a shit. It's a good thing that Pj Kwong is around.

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    1. There are other skaters who aren't up in fans' grill every two seconds. Phaneuf and Rochette would be two of them. OTOH, neither shines fans on. If they do surface to interact with fans, they follow up on whatever it is. Scott and Tessa are fast talkers. They spew a lot of stuff and then disappear leaving fans wondering what happened. Why do they surface in the first place, that's the question. It only compounds the problem when, inevitably, whatever they've said comes to nothing.

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    2. It's obnoxious when skaters are hammering away at their keyboards every twenty seconds and basically saying, "LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME!". I agree that Joannie and Cynthia are good examples of how to promote yourself and interact with fans. Not sure why Tessa and Scott seem to think we want all the intimate details of their life, when we'd all be pretty content with a "Hi, hello!" and a few candid shots from training.

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    3. IMO this is one more thing that points to the truth of the blogger's premise. Tessa and Scott are paranoid about too much information getting out. Every season they appear more reticent, they share less and less, and appear also to be obsessed with making sure no one anywhere at any time shares a candid photo of them that's not from some official event. Gee, I wonder why? They so much act like people trying to hide something.

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    4. Anon 2:06pm - COULDNT AGREE MORE!

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    5. Another item pointing to truth of blogger's premise is comparing this extreme disinterest in sharing VM with fans with the OTT extreme sharing of "candid photos" of Scott-Jessica.

      Please, it's not about not feeling comfortable posing for candid photos nor not being comfortable with social media. The abundance of trashy sharing they already did on social media proves otherwise.

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    6. Just to reiterate, the blog isn't operating on a premise, but on actual fact. Tessa and Scott are together and Jessica was a scam.

      That said, I agree it's not about not feeling comfortable posing for candid photos or being involved in social media, as Tessa had a facebook that had fans as friends prior to 2009, as Tessa allowed various twit-pics uploaded to the public displaying her private life as long as it was fake. And it's not even about privacy paranoia. Because look at Jessica. Jessica was one half of Jessica and Scott, yet her Olympics album on facebook was a tribute to her and Bryce behind the scenes, at the Village, at parties, on the train, celebrating her mom's birthday (with no Scott in sight), with the Davisons (no Moirs), and a few photos of her and Scott taken when the entire team was assembled for opening or closing ceremonies. Team Virtue Moir didn't tell Jessica to delete the photos of Jessica and Bryce. Why wasn't it necessary for Jessica to police her attachment to her partner, unnecessary to conceal the time she spent with him, but Tessa had to be edited out of everything on Moir facebooks? What is that about?

      I understand the drive Virtue Moir had to win the Olympics. I understand the desire not to leave anything to chance. I also understand that a lot of people thought VM would come clean sooner rather than later after the Olympics, since their own rationale even to some in their own circle was Olympics need privacy. However, at every turn they chose to perpetuate the hoax, and unfortunately, it was at the expense of everyone they presumably hoped to attract to the sport of figure skating. And there is absolutely something more there than privacy, three years past Vancouver.

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  4. There's no excuse for this ("we don't have the time"), with places like Figure Skaters Online doing skaters' websites for free or cheap. I predicted it would happen though, "Photo of the Month" would not last but a couple of months.

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    1. Scott didn't say he didn't have the time, he said he was "unable". We know he has the time. We know he and the entire sham team were able in the past, but that was for scamming fans.

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    2. But why is he unable? Because he no longer has the energy for the sham, or because he could care less about fans?

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