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THWACK Monthly Mission - March 2020

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In a hybrid IT world, the time has come to control your environment with a platform supporting a powerful and integrated team of tools. Join forces with data, metrics, and cross-stack correlation to gain insights and fight today’s biggest monitoring challenges.

 

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MARCH 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.

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

 

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:
March 9, 2020:  Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player

March 16, 2020:  Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

March 23, 2020:  Echo dot 3rd gen w Clock

March 30, 2020:  Ring Video Doorbell 2 with HD Video

Grand Prize:
March 30, 2020:  Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on March 2, 2020. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until March 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

Complete the mission shortcut between March 2, 2020 and March 29, 2020 to be entered to win a Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con™!

 

Shortcut Steps:

    1. Submit a screenshot of your NetPath Environment

    2. Haven't set up a Netpath yet? Follow the instructions here.

    3. Not ready for an install or eval of NPM? Check out Netpath in our online demo.

 

SET UP NETPATH  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT



 

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

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

266 Comments
Level 9

I really think the drone breakfast taco delivery is a great idea and should be part of the Orion platform. 😁

Level 12

yum tacos being delivered by drones...... YUM

Wonder how many Thwack points that would be

That would be awesome if Orion would send drones for tacos!

Have an awesome weekend everybody!

Level 14

@jnewell   Really.  Where are you now ?

 

Level 10

I want to know how tacos being delivered by drone isn't right?

Level 8

Look, I got the answer to today's question right, but I'm very sad that it wasn't the other answer. Tell your devs that would be a key selling feature that could get us to switch from Jira....

Level 10

I volunteer for taco taster tester.  Whose with me?

Level 12

Yay new mission!

...and I can't believe I have a red x already. 😣

That's what I get for thinking I know the answer easy and clicking too fast.

Level 11

@petergwilson, I am in Cheapside today... Back Monday/Tuesday next week too... 

Ok, so not round the corner as such, but a lot closer than the office! 🙂

Level 12

I am down for being a beta tester for drone delivery of tacos.......

Level 10

So I'm probably being ridiculous....but I'm pretty sure you can create a rule to trigger an event in another program that could totally make this drone taco thing happen.

Level 14

Not far away at all.  I'm off Monday but am enjoying a nice pint of Hobgoblin at my desk as I type.  Life is tough.

 

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Level 14

You could probably have an alert trigger a Web Performance Monitor session to order a taco from Just Eat to be delivered to the office.

Level 10

Has anyone used the private message system since the change-over?  I click "Send Message" and then nothing on the screen changes.  How do I know that my message was sent?

Level 8

That taco drone should be next month mission grand prize. Come on Solarwinds, bring more challenge! 😀

Level 9

So that's drone tacos for 2nd Breakfast?

Level 11

@petergwilson Not going to lie, I am a little jealous of the beverage choice! I may just stick with coffee!

I am back again today and tomorrow... Should be some good days work from the two... And the chance to prank a few co-workers with the occasional sneeze when I am back in the office 🙂 

Level 20

On Fridays I got it but wasn't sure when I pulled the trigger!  Today's was straight forward!

Level 8

Maybe it is a bit of nitpicking on today's question - and that I got it wrong - but there is a difference between creating something and deploying/using something.

Level 8

OMG!

Level 10

for the Mar 10 question, i received the following message:

This question is going to be graded later. Check back later to see if you answered correctly!

MVP
MVP

@yumdarling When I click on the link for Mar 10 question, it just takes me to this mission page. Can the link please be updated?

 

 

Level 9

You also could find the hint here:

https://documentation.solarwinds.com/en/success_center/NPM/content/NPM-Orion-integration-with-NetPat...

After submitting I get this "This question has not been graded yet."

 

Level 9

Same on my side:

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Level 9

Me too.

After submitting I get this "This question has not been graded yet."

Level 9

I know others have reported this already, but for the sake of data collection, I am also seeing the following message after answering the Day 7 question:

WEEK 2: DAY 7

This question is going to be graded later. Check back later to see if you answered correctly!
Level 8

The video link for todays question reopens the March 2020 mission.

Level 11

@bruce.smith I'm getting the same thing

Level 9

FYI, today's hint looped back to the mission page.

Level 12

Not seeing today's video.  Week 2 day 7.  Anyone else having issues?

Level 9

Same. Loopback to Mission page.

Level 12

The link for the video in today's question just brings me back to the mission page.

Level 10

Hello; the link for today's hint is not working for me.  

Level 9
Level 10

@hroesch01 - Thank you very much!!!  You rock. 😀

To Solarwinds: As a way of reporting - I also got flipped back to the Monthly mission when I clicked the hint link, and later got "This question will be graded later..." verbiage after submitting my answer.  I am using Google Chrome.

To my colleagues:  If you get the same thing, it might be helpful to report which browser you are using. That way the techs can see if it's problem localized to one browser or a broader issue.

Level 12

I bet since the question is pending, they are wanting to see how the answering(THWACKsters) goes before they make a decision.

Level 10

Thank you hroesch01. I missed your earlier note. Appreciate the link to the documentation.

Level 10

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Level 9

I got today's question wrong, Wednesday March 11, about Network Insights being a NCM feature. I didn't select any kind of Network Insight option on the list, so not sure how this plays into the equation @yumdarling ? Maybe an error with the question? I got a screenshot if you need it.

Level 10

@dmvrtisjr - did you choose multiple answers?  Today had more than one answer - but the question did not say "Click all that apply".  

I'm trying to remember that if I see a radio button- it's one answer only.  If it's a box - there's generally more than one answer, whether the question tells us to "click all that apply" or not.

MVP
MVP

It was one of the "select all that apply" type of questions.  Not all selectable answers are correct.

A hint that has been mentioned several times lately:

If the answers have little square boxes next to them, then it wants more than one box selected.  There may not be a "click all that apply" phrase in the hint or question.  It is implied.

If there are little circles to select, then it is a single selection answer.

 

Another way, if you can only select one answer then you can only select one, otherwise you will need to select 2 or more answers.

Level 9

@hbaxley2911 - Thanks for the reply. I did select multiple entries. I'm not necessarily arguing that I got the answer right...but if I got it wrong, they reason they gave me was VERY wrong, lol. I didn't select any answer related to Network Insight, yet when it told me I was wrong it gave me some answer regarding how Network Insight for ASA and Palo Alto were NCM features, not SCM. It was a very awkward response to my answers, haha.

Level 9

@Jfrazier - Thanks for your input as well, but I did select multiple entries. I'd share a screenshot of my answers, but I don't think the moderators would appreciate that very much! lol

Level 20

Gotta be careful with today's... it almost sucked me in!

Level 9

After some extra digging and self reflection, I found my error!!! I did have multiple entries selected, however I did indeed miss one! Thanks again @ecklerwr1 , @Jfrazier , and @hbaxley2911 . This is what I get for being overly confident and not double checking my answers, lol. Don't waste your time looking into mine @yumdarling , it's definitely my fault. However, I am still VERY confused why it gave me a spiel about Network Insight for NCM...That's something I've deployed literally dozens of times. SCM though, not so much...Happy Hump Day everyone!!!

Level 8

Actually if you think about it: when there is a multiple-answer question and it does not specifically asks "choose all that apply", even if you choose only one answer - legally you are still answered correctly... assuming you chose one of the right answers. File an appeal and get your deserved points!

Level 12

@dmvrtisjrgot it the same way you have. I wonder if I'm wrong or not @yumdarling 

Level 16

I usually do pretty good but already missed 3 out of 9 questions this month 😞

Level 16

rschroeder 

I agree and like the new Kudo system. I think it will encourage people to help each other out. 

In the old system if someone asked for assistance and you posted a reply it was only 1 thwack point for helping. I thought this was 

kind of odd being that Thwack is a place for users to collaborate. At the same time you could get 150 points for participating in a mission. 

The missions help me out because I learn from them but they don't help me help others, so I though the old point system was a bit off in that regard.