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State of THWACK - August 2017

The second quarter was the greatest of fun, my THWACKalite friends! It’s your friendly THWACK product manager, back with your next quarterly update on what’s new, what’s blue, and cooking.

You may have noticed DanielleH, wabbott, and lindsey.serrano have started an exciting process of adding the coolest of unique swag to the THWACK store, in the form of an Erlenmeyer flask water bottle, a thumping new Bluetooth speaker, and what we’re lovingly starting to call a ‘THWAmmock’. Because, you know, puns! Act fast, supplies are flying off our digital shelves.

Half-Steps Back:

  • We had a short period of time where y’all were collecting your magnificent THWACK points at a rate faster than Bunchball could track them. The pain points have been identified and resolved.

Leaps Forward:

  • We’re excited to announce we've completed our upgrade to the latest and greatest community platform. Things went off without a hitch and THWACK was only down for ~6 hours.
  • Is something going on with SolarWinds Lab? You may have noticed a new nav icon and a design refresh. Our beloved IT Pro talk show has received some makeup, including new page skins, a sweet new logo, and a rocking new intro segment. Haven’t watched an episode before? You should check us out on the 16th!
  • Slow chant: THWACKcamp! THWACKcamp! THWACKcamp! We’re in the throes of prepping for THWACKcamp 2017, and it’s going to be our biggest, baddest event in THWACK history. Not counting the great Network Performance Monitor Riots of 1862. Registration started August 1st.

It’s been a wild quarter, and there are some amazing things about to happen in the coming months. DanielleH just won’t let me tell you about them. Something about “surprise”. Thanks for being loyal friends and family on here. In the words of the great William THWACKspeare: “To THWACK, or not to THWACK. That is the question.”

Love,

thegreateebzies

Oh, and, as always, here's a picture of lindsey.serrano​ before her morning coffee:

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29 Comments
MVP
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You guys are doing an excellent job! Big thumbs up from me

MVP
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Kudos to all the Thwack Admins and Super Admins !

MVP
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I choose to Thwack.  Not really a question.

Speaking of which...

       Ratings and User Reviews for Solarwinds Swag

It's now endorsed by josh.haberman​   😉

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product info inline for fridge here >> THWACK Store Items & FAQ - Updated March 9, 2017

Level 20

Looking good so far... I'd like the opportunity to be able to get a new logo backpack maybe in the future (someone has to unlock it in the store).  It's nice having the classic but the new one looks cool too!

Level 14

You and your team are the best.... Two HUGE thumbs up to  wabbott  DanielleH​ and lindsey.serrano​ who make it all work!!!

Level 8

That's Thwawesome!

MVP
MVP

Yep really good work guys keep it up!!

wabbott

DanielleH

lindsey.serrano

thegreateebzies

Great work TeamTHWACK. I THWACK therefore I am.

Level 12

Oh la la, cool things on Thwack store. Thank you wabbott​; DanielleH​; lindsey.serrano​ and thegreateebzies

Level 12

"In Space, no one can hear you Thwack"                 Apologies to Ridley Scott

Agreed great work folks!

wabbott

DanielleH

lindsey.serrano

thegreateebzies

and as long as we are doing "Pre-Caffeine" Photo's here's mine. (There's a little rule around here about poking an angry bear, unless you come "bearing" Starbucks... you hear that B.R.A.D?)

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MVP
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the heck with 5bucks coffee...  uber strong Deathwish coffee cold brew.  It'll stand up in your cup or glass and face punch you for those mornings when you can't bear to get going.

Level 12

Sounds exactly like what I need today.... Coffee you can chew on....

I love the style & flavor of this report.  And I love the improvements and efforts you've made!

MVP
MVP

I need to try this:  Grinds Coffee Pouches – Grinds Coffee Pouches

WHAT IS GRINDS?

Grinds, or Grinds Coffee Pouches, are small pouches of flavored coffee that can help you feel sharp and focused throughout the day or night. Each can is packed with plenty of B-Vitamins for energy and other important nutrients to keep you bright and alert.

Originally designed as a healthy tobacco alternative for professional baseball, Grinds is great for anyone looking to either kick their tobacco habit or simply find a convenient, healthy way to gain a boost of energy. Each can contains approximately 18-20 energy pouches and the caffeine equivalent of 4-5 cups of coffee. Grinds also contains other key energy ingredients like B-Vitamins, Taurine, and Guarana that you would find in any Red Bull or 5-Hour Energy. With Grinds, you simply pop a pouch or two for a quick pick-me-up without having to worry about feeling wired all day and night.

MVP
MVP

Great work from all! The thwack community is fantastic!

Level 15

they're unfortunately not as tasty as you'd hope

MVP
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Good work, I really appreciate the constant drive to improve.

MVP
MVP

not after taste..when you need caffeine, you need caffeine.

Level 8

Aaaaaaand ordered.

Level 12

I love Thwack and appreciate the efforts. Great work.

MVP
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Thank you DanielleHwabbottlindsey.serrano​ - you all take such good care of us. Thwack is one of the biggest + for Solarwinds and you keep us active.

Level 20
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I buy it 2 pounds at a time...comes well packaged in a box that amazon then places in another box.

agreed, this forum adds a significant value

Thank you all, and great post too

There's only one description for the state of Thwack in August 2017:

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Level 8

Hello,

Is it possible to add an estimated time when a Thwack item will be back in-stock in the store? Also, maybe have an option to be notified when it does become available?