Hi everyone,


The new year is right around the corner here and we thought, well, a solid year of iPods Nanos was enough... at least for now. So, we're changing it up a bit for 2014.


The rules are the same, comment on an Ambassador's post and score 50 points for each comment. Each comment also enters you into the monthly drawing for a chance to win the prize. We thought we'd go for an auditory add-on for our bluetooth-enabled brothers and sisters out there (who isn't these days?). So, here goes, to kick out 2013 and bring in 2014 with some boom, to encourage your participation and interaction with our most excellent of blogger commentators, and just because we think they're rather cool and fun (and we could get them in our colors)...


We're giving away JAMBOXes:

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These should solve that problem where your car tunes outblast your phone's GPS (or vice versa)... If the tunes and the GPS are both on the phone... we have synergy... Is this only my 1st world problem?


In any case, have a fantastic new year, start it off with a blast, and I look forward to seeing you on the boards.







As with our previous year's contest, winners will be announced in the comments section of this blog.

Hey Everyone... Here’s the deal: we’re torn.


There are a bunch of us here that are embroiled in creating a new bracket for you to check out during Free Throws in March (or even instead?). But the gauntlet is about to be thrown and we want you to weigh in on the first and ultimate decision…


Hold everything, what's a bracket battle you ask? Take a look at last year's battle here:  Sci-Fi Bracket Battle.

Is it Gandalf versus Elric of Melnibone? Or, would you be more interested in a Noctis Lucis Caelum versus Hawke? A bracket with John Snow or one with Sergeant Logan Walker?


This is what is keeping us up at night right now… what do you want to see us put our heads together on? Do you want a Fantasy genre bracket or a video game driven bracket? Do you want to debate Kirby over Pac-Man or Shea Ohmsford over Ben Holiday?


Bring your opinion to the feast hall here: For the upcoming March 2014 Bracket Battle... what shall it be?


And may you walk with the Light Warriors, no matter your choice.


See you on the boards,



Holidays come early...

Posted by MTorok Dec 16, 2013

We're on a mission


We have really not been slacking over here at thwack central, though I can't believe any of you would think so anyway. Our missions have really picked up traction through the year and we are thrilled at the participation and the response. Make sure you check out the 12 days of SolarWinds mission and bring your knowledge of the product to the table for the chance to score $500.


Ask Widgets


But... that's not really what I wanted to talk about. Okay, it must have been, since I spent a paragraph on it... but, again I digress.


If you look at the product forums, you'll see a new cool feature: Ask <forumNameHere> widgets. We've inserted them above the featured content.

When you start typing your question, this widget will search the forum for your answer and if it isn't located, you can immediately pose the question.

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And...a video for the holiday


Okay... since the holidays are right around the corner, last but not least, here's a bit of a silly treat.



Happy Holidays and see you on the boards,


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