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THWACK Monthly Mission - July 2020

Community Manager

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We’re all racing to get ahead of today’s distributed environments. You always need to know what’s coming around the next corner. This month, it’s time to push upgrade speed and product performance to the limits. Start your engines and get ready for 4 stages spread out throughout 20 days of questions—and let’s see who will cross the finish line and head to the winner’s circle with insights into tighter integration, greater scalability, and security enhancements.

JULY MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.


MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on July 6, 2020. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until August 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.

MISSION SHORTCUT


Complete the mission shortcut between July 6, 2020 and August 2, 2020 to be entered to win JBL FLIP 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker!

Why upgrade? It’s free while on active maintenance, there are fewer technical barriers, you get bug fixes, performance improvements, new features, and higher scalability. Go to your Customer Portal and get the new versions now.

Shortcut steps:

  1. On your Orion server, go to Settings, My Orion Deployment.
  2. Click on the "Updates & Evaluations" tab.          
    (Hint: URL should look like this: https://(MyOrionServerName)/ui/ha/deployment/update)
  3. Submit a screenshot of the page (including body and footer), showing no products updates are available.


SUBMIT SCREENSHOT



 

July Mission Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada  | Germany  | Australia 

July Mission Shortcut Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada  | Germany  | Australia 

128 Comments
Level 11

Count me with the chorus about dynamic backgrounds not being (at least disclosed anywhere as) an new feature. Perhaps it was curious that when the question popped up it read, "Dynamic backgrounds and bulk administrationNewAnswer," as though something had been changed from an earlier version.

Level 10

Concur all and thank you.

Level 8

Totally confused with today's questions' choices.. but I can see it has been brought up.   Thanks.

Level 10

someone point me to the part where it says backgrounds?

Got a big X even though my answer is exactly what the pop-up says it should be. 

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi friends,

Based on percentages, we've decided to reset the wrong answers today. 

Based on my own digging and the PM, I've decided to remove one of the answers we considered correct as it wasn't 100% clear from the hints. 

Thanks

Yum

Level 11

@yumdarling as everyone said already

 

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The answer posted is not the answer needed.

Level 12

OK I know you already reset and change the questions and answers.  I have need for some clarification.

Spoiler
Why isnt not "ALL of the above"?  Track Historical Changes to maps using time travel - Time travel to predict future maps:  Flexible Controls for bulk administration - Dynamic backgrounds and bulk administration

Did I just read into it again?  I read everyone's comment (At least I hope I did)  I'm just like my parents - I just don't understand

As I type this and about to submit I am wondering if this should be a DM? 

Melonizame

having a very stressful Monday and making sure I am not over stepping my bounds

Level 10

I don't see where any of the responses were removed, so is that strangely worded one correct or incorrect to include in the answer? I am confused. Should we assume that flexible controls = dynamic backgrounds or not? It is still in the possible responses. 

Level 12

Based on comments from others, I concluded that C is part of the right answer. The description says time travel looks into the past but doesn't mention anything predictive, so I'm surprised ABCD was wrong.

Level 14

I don't see how C can be correct.  I'm waiting to hear from others before submitting my answers.

Level 8

Today's question...what others have stated.  

Community Manager
Community Manager

Ok - sorry if I wasn't clear. 

The answer that everyone was up in arms about is no longer marked as correct. 

Not sure where the other confusion is. Feel free to DM me.

Thanks! 

Yum

Level 9

Because I'm bad, I'm bad come on
You know I'm bad, I'm bad come on, you know
You know I'm bad, I'm bad come on, you know
And the whole world has to
Answer right now
Just to tell you once again
Who's bad

Level 14

Sweet!  STILL GOT IT WRONG.  Idk how that's possible but ok........

Level 9

Hmmmm.....thought I was answering correctly based on the doc and what I've seen here in the comments......big red X.

 

On closer review....oops!  misread one of the choices.....

 

turns out to be a well-deserved red X

Level 9

Thought I was as well, but I was also wrong...

Level 10

Thanks, yumdarling. I understand now.

Level 10

Color me confused as well.  Big red X for me today.

I need mine reset please @yumdarling 
I selected my answer without first reading all of the responses. (missed page 2 of comments)

Level 11

@yumdarling can you please explain why ABCD are not the correct answers, but only AB&D.

Why is Dynamic Backgrounds & Bulk Administration wrong?

Level 9

I also agree with all the comments for today's answer. I read and re-read the "New features and improvements in Orion Platform along with the rest and nowhere does it talk about Dynamic Backgrounds. 

Level 10

Still wondering about Monday's Question. Has it been resolved?

MVP
MVP

Got a red X, still does not make sense, oh, well.

Level 8

Thanks for the reset, didn't select C yesterday and got it wrong. Based on that I went in and selected C today and also got it wrong 😞 . Guess I should've read through all the comments first. That'll teach me!!

Level 9

Where does it call out Dynamic Backgrounds in the New features and improvements in Orion Platform. I shouldn't have to read every comment before answering the question. Am I missing something obvious here?

Level 9

@yumdarling I had answered yesterday's question before you started investigating but don't appear to have been reset. Can you take a look please? Thanks!

Level 10

Was there ever a resolution for yesterday's question?

Community Manager
Community Manager

hi friends!

I'm seeing there is still some confusion regarding yesterday's question. My recommendation is to read the question and hint and go off that. If you still wanna dispute your results please DM me so we can have a conversation. 

Thanks!

Level 9

Can I get yesterdays question reset? From what was in the hint, the answers I put in were correct however it marked it as a wrong answer. 

Level 10

thankyou @yumdarling for fixing that question.

Level 16

I'm not seeing the question displayed today is it just my browser? … Never mind, it just took a long time to load.

MVP
MVP

I just did all the questions - catching up!!! And got all green ticks so I think all questions and hints were just fine.

Community Manager
Community Manager

looking at all my green check marks like

 giphy

Level 9

<Sarcasm>

Why isn't answer C correct?

</Sarcasm>

 

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Level 10

Call it a day and give up would have been correct if there were tacos involved, as the answer was incomplete. That answer would need to have been:

Call it a day and give up. Get tacos on the way home.

Level 9

I'm more of a fan of get it anyway and ask for forgiveness. A good SQL cluster will come in handy later and save your company from something, then you'll be the hero for having the foresight to put it in anyway! (You may no longer work at the company but they'll still think of you as a hero.)

Level 9

Mmmmm..... Tacos.....

Level 9

I did save Question 4 until today and after reading the comments I do see how this is a tricky question but as others have pointed out, if you don't see a Conversation with one of the listed choices you are not looking in the right place.

Level 9

@yumdarling I would like to know if I could get July 13th's question reset? 

Level 9

@yumdarling How are we supposed to find the answer for the "July 9" question, if the information is changing? The challenge with using live demos for the mission questions is that things can change over time making the "correct" answer truly no longer correct. Therefore I have a very big red X on my screen.

Community Manager
Community Manager

@biedrzyc Sorry I didn't see that sooner - I reset it. Feel free to DM me if I'm ever slow on the uptake 🙂

 

Community Manager
Community Manager

@erdogan 'twould be helpful for me in the future if you could shoot me a quick screenshot when you see something's amiss (I went looking several times and the answer was always correct on end). I went ahead and reset your answer though, feel free to try again 🙂

Level 9

@yumdarling thanks for the help

Ahh, I forgot to add a screenshot to my previous comment.

If I'm wrong please correct me, according to screenshot labvcenter01 and nocswoape01vs has the largest ingress conversation.

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Level 14

I got today's answer correct but no points were added.

Community Manager
Community Manager

@smttysmth02gt Hmmm that's weird. Did it just happen?

Level 14

@yumdarling Nope.  Still not there, but points were added when I answered the mini mission.  

Level 14

Duplicate post

Level 9

JUL15 answers had me rolling! XD

Level 9

I'm catching up and got my first red X on July 13th question.  I'm now seeing all the comments and how others struggled with that one as well.  Any chance I could get that one reset @yumdarling  please please ^__^?