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THWACK Monthly Mission - June 2020

Community Manager

 

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It’s finally summer and you know what that meansCAMP! This year, you’re going to your favorite bug-free establishment. There’ll be computers and bonfires, databases and surf, security and sun. Is there any better way to spend your summer? 

The best part is you can leave the mosquito spray and chemicals behind! With SolarWinds® Security Event Manager (SEM), Server Configuration Monitor, Access Rights Manager, Identity Monitor, Patch Manager, and Network Configuration Manager, you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy those warm summer nights. 

 

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JUNE 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.


PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:
June 8, 2020: Lightweight double camping hammock

June 15, 2020: Portable Solar Panel Charger  

June 22, 2020: Rasberry Pi 4 Model B (build your own computer)

June 29, 2020: The North Face Borealis Backpack

Grand Prize:
June 29, 2020: 

Celestron - PowerSeeker 127EQ Telescope

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on June 1, 2020. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until June 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.

MISSION SHORTCUT


Complete the mission shortcut between June 1, 2020 and June 29, 2020 to be entered to win Mini Drone Quadcopter - Ryze Tech Tello!

 SolarWinds® Server Configuration Monitor is designed to quickly reveal when server or application configurations change, who’s changing them, how they were changed, and if a change affected performance. Helping you get the necessary visibility to troubleshoot faster, improve security, and demonstrate compliance.

 Shortcut Steps:

  1. Go to https://www.solarwinds.com/server-configuration-monitor/registration and download a free trial of SCM

  2. Follow the steps under https://documentation.solarwinds.com/en/Success_Center/SCM/Content/SCM_Getting_Started_Guide.htm

  3. Submit a screenshot of add a node to SCM: The first step to start monitoring with SCM


DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT



 

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

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

133 Comments
Level 9

@yumdarling  Oh no. the document linked in question 1 has been permanently deleted 🤔

Level 12

@yumdarlingthe link goes to a "permanently deleted" document 😞

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Level 12

Found this link: https://thwack.solarwinds.com/t5/ARM-Documents/User-Access-Management-under-control/ta-p/526722

Not sure it's the same, seems to have a hint also.

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Community Manager

Thanks for letting me know - i contacted the product team to get a working link

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Community Manager

Fixed 🙂

Level 12

Like the summer time theme yumdarling 😉

Level 11

I answered the question correctly. The popup stated I answered incorrectly, then stated the correct answer was the one I provided. Is something up?

Level 9

@mjperkins just a note, not that this was your issue, but there are two seemingly correct answers, one is more "complete" than the other. To me it is a very misleading way to conduct a quiz, but alas, who am I.

Level 11

@emoyersThere's always a chance the wrong thing was accidentally registered when clicking. Working on a loaner laptop with a finicky trackpad can do that.

Level 7

@mjperkins I had the same thing, selected the answer but it said it was incorrect even though it showed that as the answer (or at least part of it).

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YAAAAAS 🎉🎉  two green check marks in a rowww

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Level 20

So far so good... security is pretty much everything these days!

Level 11

Now that I have my Thwack Dice I can roll for my answers 🙂 

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I've missed the last month or two, back on a roll again now 🙂

Level 12

But remember you must roll for initiative first......  And hopefully the question doesn't win....

Level 9

@alansmith Yo thanks for the heads up! I've been waiting for these! I've just ordered, also looking at that hammock, but I think I'll wait on that one! Woo for more dice! 

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Level 12

i guess I am pulling OPH today because I can't find the answer for today's question.  I believe I know the answer, but I just don't see it.  Maybe I need more coffee? Sleep? Glasses?  I hate reading into anything, because that usually gets me in trouble.

 

Level 11

@tmumaugh the hammock would be awesome, but I dont have a place to use it. Plus I'm sure I would fall right through it 🙂 

Level 9

@alansmith Whoa! Now I'm double glad you mentioned this, looks like they are out of stock already!

Level 8

I'm missing 5000 and 2000 for two survey I did in May 2020 ???

Level 9

@batye there was so much went on in may I don't know what I've had and have not had yet haha. I think the points from vswug came in but not the surveys that I've completed but I may be wrong.

Level 7

I am missing the 5000 and 2000 for the 2 surveys as well.

Level 11

I believe the answer choices for today are worded poorly.  Choice 'A' includes choice 'C', and both options were mentioned.  No where in the video did he mention 'B', although he did mention changing a line in a FILE, which is not the same as changing a line in a PACKAGE.

Needless to say, I got it wrong I guess due to my interpretation of the choices and not following the rule that if 'All of the above' is an option, it's usually that.

Level 9

@xbod I had literally the exact same experience, was waiting for someone else to bring it up in case there really was a mistake in the answer key

Level 9

@xbod I'm going to wait on further clarification as well. Maybe @yumdarling can bring some insight? 

Level 9

@yumdarling can you please weigh in here ... looks like a misguided question as a result of a typo.

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Community Manager

Thanks for pinging me and explaining the issue - I exchanged the word package with the word "file" to keep in accordance with the hint.

 

I also reset wrong answers so feel free to try again.

 

Level 8

@yumdarling I'm missing 5000 and 2000 for two survey I did in May 2020 ??? any idea when I should see them in the account ??? - thanks 

Level 8

😁Happy Friday all 😃

Level 9

Thanks @yumdarling! All green checks for the week now! Woot!

Level 8

Hi, @yumdarling! So, if I have done the surveys that I could and the review, how long do I have to wait for prizes? I also did the video as well.

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Community Manager

Hey @jonesoj!

 

Are you talking about last month's surveys and the points? Let me know and we'll figure it out together 🙂

 

Yum

Level 8

Yes. I also did the review on TrustRadius and the video for Thwackcamp.

Level 8

@yumdarling  I'm missing 5000 and 2000 for two survey I did in May 2020 ??? any idea when I should see them in the account ??? - thanks 

Level 9

Hi everybody. Just wondering how you know what points you have had allocated. I have not found a way of checking what has gone on to your account since we moved across. Is it still available? If so how? 🤔 

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@yumdarling it looks like todays question is blank.

 

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@Jfrazier fixed! Thanks for letting me know

@davej that didn't move over... I'm happy to get you a list, just DM me.

@batye survey points are given when the survey closes. You should have received the 2000 from the upgrade survey. I'll check on that right now. 

Level 9

@yumdarling hope you are keeping well. Thank you for responding so quickly! I dont really keep a track on my points and was only really wondering if there was a new version of the tracker. No problem that there isn't. 

Thanks again 😊

Level 11

Anybody else get today's question wrong and feel like the answers are wrong?

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MVP

The answers were correct IMHO. 

I believe some may have an issue with a phrase that at first glance appears the same but is not.
Measure twice, cut once.

 

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I think COVID stole my points!!!  Happy to be back in the grove .. been jumping thru hoops for 911 during this CovidChaios .. I do wish we all could be looking at this pandemic in our rear view window... I have had enough....

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@zennifer Thank you for what you do!  Having spent 12 years in the fire service the 911 call centers are crucial and the life blood for PD/FD/EMS.  Without them we couldn't get the call info and when in the field, if that same call center is involved with the radio traffic it may be our only way to get additional resources.

 

btw, covid only took 19 of them 🤣

Level 8

@yumdarling Hello I do not see yet 2000 for Version Upgrade Survey closed on May 31  nor I see the 5000 for 2020 Customer Census Survey closed on June 6 could you please look into this and put points in my account thanks

Level 12

Man it was really hard to pick the right choice to today's question.......

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I mean who else wants to fix the dreaded PEBKAC and always have bacon in their fridge what a choice
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Does not seem with today's question the answers match up with the hint at all. I have searched the release notes I think thoroughly and nothing matches up.

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Level 12

Thanks for the additional hint scott.zimmerman

Level 9

@kurtrh I agree.  I read the release notes twice and even tried the notes for other versions.  I could not find the answers to the question. 

Thanks @scott.zimmerman   Your hint helped.  The one on the question did not.