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THWACK Monthly Mission - September 2019

Community Manager
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Each application performance monitoring (APM) product is its own powerhouse—a force to be reckoned with. With all the products combined—Pingdom®, AppOptics, Loggly®, and Papertrail— though, unimaginable strength of the APM suite can be unleashed. And in the right hands, that power can be used for ultimate good.

Go on a mission to find and collect the all-powerful APM suite stones. Once you have them all, you’ll have the power to protect yourself and your organization, not to mention the world, from application disasters with unified visibility into systems performance and laser focused troubleshooting through metrics, traces, logs, and the user experience.

AppManagers, UNITE!



SEPTEMBER 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:
September 16, 2019: Avengers Monopoly and Captain America Single Cup Coffee Maker and Mug

September 23,  2019: Thor Hammer Tool Set

September 30, 2019: Lego Avengers Compound Battle Build Kit

October 7, 2019: Spider Wheels Series Hoverboard

Grand Prize:
October 7, 2019: Thanos Infinity Gauntlet



MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on September 9, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until October 6, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

Complete the mission shortcut between September 9, 2019 and October 6, 2019 to be entered to win a Sony Noise Canceling Earbuds!

Completing each feature shortcut will give you one chance to win the shortcut prize. You can get a total of three chances.


Product Feature 1

  1. Sign up for a free trial of SolarWinds Pingdom
  2. Onboarding will ask you to enter a couple of pieces of information and a URL.
  3. When you're in the product, click on Experience monitoring, then Visitor Insights (RUM). Click on the green “Add site” at the top right of the screen. Next type in a URL and hit Save, a code snippet will pop up. Take a screenshot of the snippet.
  4. Submit screenshot

START FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

Product Feature 2

  1. Sign up for a free trial of SolarWinds AppOptics
  2. Install a host agent and set up one APM service
  3. After you have installed the agent and APM service, click on the SolarWinds logo on the top left of the screen.
  4. Take a screenshot showing your service and agent install
  5. Submit screenshot

START FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

Product Feature 3

  1. Sign up for a free trial of SolarWinds Loggly
  2. Follow the onboarding. Loggly will automatically install some trial log data.
  3. After you’ve logged in, perform a search by clicking on the “Search” function at the top of the screen.
  4. Type in the word “Exception” in the search and hit enter.
  5. Submit screenshot of the search results.

START FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

WEEKLY PRIZESMONTUEWEDTHUFRIWINNERS
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by September 15, 2019 to be entered to win: Avengers Monopoly and Captain America Single Cup Coffee Maker and Mug
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by September 22, 2019 to be entered to win: Thor Hammer Tool Set
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by September 29, 2019 to be entered to win: Lego Avengers Compound Battle Build Kit
Week 4: Complete questions 16-20 by October 6, 2019 to be entered to win: Spider Wheels Series Hoverboard

Correctly answer all 20 questions by October 6, 2019 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Thanos Infinity Gauntlet



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

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

144 Comments
Community Manager
Community Manager

Nope.. that was it.

JUST KIDDING.

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Level 13

yumdarling, were you aware that in question 17, there are only 2 incorrect answers; 2 answers in questions 17 are correct. I know, I know, someone is going to dispute this.

Question 17 asks which set of languages does APM support. The question does not ask which set of languages are the exact sent of languages in the hint (or the most inclusive). There are two answers in which every member of the set which makes the answer is supported by APM. Therefore two answers are correct.

Anyway, I knew what you (or the question designer meant)… but as being an analyst, and dealing with logic, this sort of situation gets my attention.

Regards,

Level 11

ARGH!!! Read the answers CAREFULLY!!!! Question 19 is a great question, but the answers are simply evil

Level 12

no i haven't won again. what a mess!

Level 9

So I want to say congrats to tk42one​ for winning that sweet lego set. However I have to ask tk42one​, why aren't you at your post?

Level 9

I guess his "Com Link" is down. We should send a squad up to fix it.....

Level 12

oh man, totally agree with jnewell​ read question 19 carefully and double check before you click.........

Level 9

Same on 19, I thought it read word for word...

Level 8

I triple checked and still got it wrong. What a question.

MVP
MVP

read the answers "word for word" before you select your answer.

Level 10

I like it. Keep everyone on their toes!!!

Level 7

Silently tapping on my helmet

Level 12

I had my screenshot ready to send in showing two duplicate possible answers. I'm glad I read it again more closely before submitting!

Level 10

Yep, I got tripped up on that answer too.   

Level 13

As of today's question:

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100,000 Thwack Points!

Level 12

i hope to win the last one!

Level 9

Has anyone said no to the survey answer?

Did they get a red cross?

Level 7

Yes you do. I tried it a few months back just because.

Level 12

i had one wrong last week

Level 9

ebradford​ That is why i missed question 17 .... misread the question / answers. There are 2 that could be considered correct.

Congrats to you for reaching the 100K mark.   Now you can start improving on your rank, keep up getting points, keep contributing, and be active in the community.  

Level 9

ebradford​ Today's question+survey just took me over 50,000. Congrats and here's to many more!

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Level 12

Unfortunately I was not able to to watch the Video to answer Question 15.

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And my time has now ran out:-(

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey Dan!

Here's a link: Page Speed Monitoring | Pingdom

You should be able to play until 11:59 CT tonight.. let me know if it's not working for you.

Level 9

All Green!

Level 8

all green i could win : Spider Wheels Series Hoverboard

You could win it all.  

Level 9
Level 10

Congratulations, to all winners. Great Mission...Keep them coming.

Level 14

Well, Glass half empty  -  I didn't win again.

Glass half full  -  I've kept my 100% record of not winning anything.    

Level 8

yumdarling

​Didn't get any points for right answers (9 right out of last 10)pastedImage_0.png

can you please look into this Issue ? answered all of them on 6th October .

MVP
MVP

Congrats Mithrilhall​ and doberhol​ Enjoy the fruits of learning.

Level 12

Thanks! I finally won something!

Level 9

Congrats - I won once and this was to attend thwack camp, but I was unable to attend due to lack of support from my previous employer 😞

Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for letting me know, I'll take a look.

Level 8

no luck this time

Level 8

yumdarling​ - I'm waiting for those 1350 points. Any updates ?

Community Manager
Community Manager

You should be seeing them in your account. I just verified that they have arrived to your account

Level 8

yumdarling​ - Not yet.

169,229 + 250 (mission complete points)  = 169,479. No trace of 1350 points.

Level 8

yumdarling . looong wait

Community Manager
Community Manager

Just emailed you. Let me know if you have any questions

Level 8

yumdarling am facing the same Issue. Answered last 10 questions correctly by Oct 5/ 6. No points added in my account.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for letting me know, Michael. I'll take a look.

Level 8

yumdarling Is the missing points issue got resolved ?

when will those 1500 points of September mission will be added in my account?

October Mission and Mini mission points got updated successfully.