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THWACK Monthly Mission - June 2016

Level 15

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You are about to embark on a journey into the deepest enigma of network management—NPM 12.

Join the ranks of the great Network Admins past and launch your own epic exploration to seek out new insights into your network and beyond.

As with all missions through uncharted paths, you will encounter strange, new, and exciting ideas and tools.

Fear not: the rewards will exceed your wildest expectations!

Get ready to encounter and conquer unheard-of capabilities, including:  NetPath, Network Insight for F5® BIG-IP®, an enhanced UI for easier navigation, improved Cisco® switch stack monitoring, and more!

The next generation of network monitoring is HERE. Your mission starts now.

June Mission

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions.

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

Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered to win the grand prize: an Acer® Curved 34-inch monitor!

Mission Rules

  1. A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on June 6th.
  2. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until July 3rd @ 11:59pm CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.
  3. Correctly answer all five questions within a given week and you’ll be entered to win the weekly prize:

   4. Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month to be entered to win our grand prize! Acer Curved 34-inch Monitor!

    • Grand Prize - Drawing on July 5th

     5. 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. Good luck!

Weekly PrizesMon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Winners
Week 1: RC Star Wars Bundle: Millennium Falcon + X-Wing

Complete questions 1-5 by June 10 to be entered to win

Week 2: PC Video Game Bundle: No Man's Sky + OverWatch
Complete questions 6-10 by June 17 to be entered to win

Week 3: Gaming Bundle: SteelSeries Siberia Gaming Headset + Corsair Gaming Mouse

Complete questions 11-15 by June 24 to be entered to win

Week 4: Nvidia Shield TV

Complete questions 16-20 by July 3 to be entered to win

Correctly answer all 20 questions before July 3 and get entered to win the Grand Prize!
Acer Curved 34-inch Monitor
562 Comments
MVP
MVP

heads up... the link for question one points back to the june mission page.

THWACK Monthly Mission - June 2016

Level 16

Jfrazier​, are you talking about the hint?

MVP
MVP

Negative...  When I clicked on question 1 it took me back to the mission page.

I like the new graphics that show which questions are complete.

Level 16

So you're not able to answer it?

Level 16

rschroeder​, and you also get the points immediately after you answer .

AwesomeSauce!

MVP
MVP

I can't even get to question one...

usually it is a link like thwack.monthly-mission-help-desk-feud-question-1.sgizmo.com/s3/

the link for question on is the main mission page.

That has to save you quite a bit of time at the end of the month now maria.bungau​. Who are we to bug now with questions about points throughout the missions? I do enjoy the ability to see that I did in fact answer the questions and not have to rely on my sketchy memory to know if I got them or not haha.

MVP
MVP

I'm loving the new challenge format - much easier to follow and keep track of

AND its connected to our thwack account!

MVP
MVP

I also like the new format a lot. Very clean and no extra tabs.

MVP
MVP

I think I know what the issue could be.

If you do the same as me and open the question in a new tab/window, that doesn't seem to work anymore, all you get is the same page.

If you just click the link it opens within the current window - much nicer

The new format is nice, but what if I am not logged in will it still ask me for my Thwack name?   or is it now required to be logged in first? 

Community Manager
Community Manager

When you click the link for question 1 it will simply pop up a window on this very page for you to complete. Are you not seeing the pop up when you click the link?

Level 12

Nicely done! really liking the new format! First NetPath and now this?!? you guys are awesome!!!!

Community Manager
Community Manager

It will prompt you to log in if you try to answer a question while you are not logged in. There is no longer a requirement to write in your username for credit.

Community Manager
Community Manager

As @mcam said everything is now tied to your profile.

DanielleH​ a lot of time i would right click the link and open in a new tab so I could leave my original Thwack tab open.  if you do that now, the popup wont open it just opens the same page again.   Its fine just took a minute to figure out.   you should know us IT folks like our backup plans.   And with the points awarded right away, this is so freaking cool i could spit, I have almost caught up to you...   I finally broke the top 100 and have you in my sights.... 

MVP
MVP

I see now...that was it.  I am used to running it in a separate tab so I can easily refer back to it each day.

I see I will need to adjust my ways...

MVP
MVP

Coolness !

Level 10

The link to the hint on question 1 is dead.

Level 16

scbdiv​, looking into this.

Level 15

Use this link for Question 1: UPDATED - SNEAK PEEK AT NPM 12

Level 12

Bows in awe and gratitude.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Catch me if you can! (unfortunately I cannot participate in missions and other activities open to the public so that is very likely)

Community Manager
Community Manager

maria.bungau​'s prayers have been answered. We can now retire the ever-so-clever disclaimer.

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Community Manager
Community Manager

(Kind of) a big deal

Community Manager
Community Manager

This has been fixed. Sorry folks.

MVP
MVP

....and the points are awarded right away? You get my vote for "Best Feature Enhancement Of The Year".

Level 11

Sweet new format, it's wonderful.

Just a bummer that all the store point costs doubled before this feature was implemented. Would have been able to get the backpack otherwise.

Level 12

Three cheers around! This new format is great guys!

Community Manager
Community Manager

akiebach​ Glad you're enjoying the new format and feature enhancements!  As for the store prices - it's really less daunting than what it seems at first glance.  You can see the new rewards system and read more here on how quickly other's have been able to level up.

Level 12

This will save DanielleH​ a lot of work adding points manually, or should I say maria.bungau

Level 9

I like the new mission interface!

Level 12

Oh man, I should have ordered some stuff last week. Are some of these more than doubled?

MVP
MVP

Good job!!! Nice improvements!  Thanks for all the hard work!   So neat seeing the points rack up live!!!  Too bad I missed today's question!!!  I will be the only one to admit this!!! Laugh with me!!! Fill in the blank .. thought I had multiple tries ... so sad ... too bad!!! I am still smiling!

Level 20

We've all done it before!

Level 11

Yeah. Some t-shirts were 2000, now they're 5000. Though the messenger bag was 9000 and only jumped to 15,000, so some of the bumps weren't as bad. But the snuggly snuggie is gone. The backpack is the one that frustrates me though, since that's what I'd been saving for and this last month's mission is what put me over 10k. Probably would have gone with the messenger bag last month had I known it was coming, since I had 9k at that point. Doubling the price of it really does feel like having to start over from scratch.

Level 20

The new system and profile stuff is awesome... my guess is mrs.alterego​ had something to do with it... looks great!

Level 11

Yay!!! Automated points!!!

Level 10

It has been said a lot, but I also wanted to add this design is more user friendly and easier to remember if you have answered the question for the day. And getting the points immediately is a cherry on top.

P.S. I also like that you can easily go back to the main questions page by closing the question window or learn more about said product.

Great job guys!

Level 15

mrs.alterego​ had everything to do with it

Level 13

Totally a team effort wabbott​, DanielleH​ and maria.bungau​ -

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MVP
MVP

Most excellent Work wabbott​, DanielleH​, maria.bungau​, and mrs.alterego​ !

Level 10

Love the new interface!

Level 9

Nooooooo I was so close to my Thwackpack....

So, I think you guys should probably actually announce this stuff somewhere. It's a pretty significant and useful QOL improvement for the surveys.

Level 11

i like the new interface as well, and answered both questions successfully.

I was going to add a video to this post to show how excited I am at the great work your team has done on the Mission Interface (automatic points and interactive graphics) but the ones I found so far do not compare with my level of excitement.

Great job all around!

RT

Level 11

Absolutely LOVE the new interface.

  • Don't have to open a new tab to answer the question
  • It shows you whether you've answer a question already without having to click on it just to be sure
  • Easy on the eyes!