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THWACK Monthly Mission - September 2020

Community Manager

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There are many types of stacks. Stacks of paperwork (I know you know), stacks of laundry (you know I know), and software stacks (you know I know you know), and for some reason, whatever we’re looking for isn’t at the top, isn’t at the bottom, it’s hidden somewhere in the middle. It’s protected on all sides by layers of complexity, only visible to the trained eye (like my mom… how does she always know where everything is?).

Well, you’ve been training for this mission. You’ve been honing your sight and stretching your perception and now—NOW—you’re ready to unpack the stack. You’ll dig for truths, unearth intricacies, finally put away the last hamper worth of clothes to find your favorite pair of jeans that you just KNOW you ran through the laundry.

Find what you’re looking for this month and expand your view of application dependencies.

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.


PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:
September 14, 2020: VANKYO Projector

September 21, 2020: Blink Indoor Security Cam x2

September 28, 2020: Kazoo Family Tent

October 5, 2020: Polk Audio Soundbar + Bables

Grand Prize:
October 5, 2020: 

Airpods Pro

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on September 7, 2020. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until October 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.

MISSION SHORTCUT


Complete the mission shortcut between September 7, 2020 and October 4, 2020 to be entered to win an eufy Robovac with Amazon Alexa!

 Shortcut Steps:

  1. Register to attend SolarWinds THWACKcamp 2020: IT Knowledge Fest here!
  2. Submit a screenshot of your registration confirmation here.

REGISTER HERE  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT



 

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

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

99 Comments
Level 9

Day1 link doesnt work

Hint link is https://www.solarwinds.com/log-analyzer

Level 12

Another great Mission. Thanks for the hint dude! Love the green checkbox 🙂

Level 12

Thanks for doing these, gives me something to look forward to for new month.

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Level 12

@yumdarlingWeek 1 Day 4 -  I believe the answer may be incorrect.  

One of the answer options is not under the API Poller improvements section, but I suspect is required to get a Green Check mark.

Would appreciate if you could check on it. (pun unintended)

 

Community Manager
Community Manager

@gcp I see the confusion. The answers were reset for you, my friend. 

Have a great day!

Yum

Level 9

Week 1 Day4: 

@yumdarling for me "bundtini" was the problem, After the red X I understand what was mentioned. I didnt expect so early (late) comments for Day4. Respect.

 

Level 12

@yumdarling  - I too was caught out by the question, but not bothered about an answer reset.

Level 9

 

I deliberately spend no longer than 30 seconds on these quiz questions, for better or worse, but it's frustrating how many times you have to check the comments to understand the question was wrong/flawed/confusing, etc.

Red X for me, but whatever.

Level 10

oh no, i got stung by that too

Level 11

Yup and me!

Level 11

And me.

Level 9

me too 😭 lol

Level 8

Me too - Not fair as I would say the new templates are an API improvement.

Level 8

hmm, I'm confused about question 4.  I believe I answered all the questions correctly.  I left out bundtini as I didn't see that mentioned.  Normally it will tell me the correct answer after I guessed wrong but it didn't.  Any chance of a reset or did I actually answer this wrong?   @yumdarling 

Level 8

Can I get a reset.. seemed unfair in the wording

Level 9

I also didn't select "bundtini" since it wasn't in that page, but the rest I could find, and still got wrong. So reset would be appreciated.

MVP
MVP

Same here. Did not see all the comments, same thing about a reset.

Community Manager
Community Manager

For once, twas I being WAY too literal.

 

Level 8

Thank you yumdarling!!!

Level 13

OK still got it wrong. Bundtini seems to be the answer but where is it mentioned ???

Level 9

Great big red X.  So now the answer should have the 365 template in it?

Level 10

@yumdarling I saw where you said "The truth indeed lies in the API Poller Improvements section. "  So I did not include the templates as they were not in what I would consider that section.  I got the big red X.

Level 9

@tphelps01 That's what I did too, I saw her comment and took that as meaning anything not in the API Poller Improvements section was not included.

Community Manager
Community Manager

@merissal @tphelps01 messaging you right now 🙂

@yumdarling I too have the shame ... reset please?

Level 9

At least I have learnt what a Bundtini is (never heard of them till today!)

Level 11

OK. got Bundtini wrong as it was not mentioned

Level 7

I had to Google what a bundtini is.

Level 9

@yumdarling same problem for me. I'd appreciate a reset as well!

Community Manager
Community Manager

Reminder that if you had an issue with the question and would like to discuss a reset - please DM me! I want to make sure we get to discuss 🙂

 

thanks!

Yum

Level 10

Is the "bundtini delivery" a reference to something in the API Poller improvement? Also, I'm not sure if the 365 templates are part of it? Did the answers change?

Level 11

@yumdarling I don't get it.  Picking the obvious choices listed under API Poller improvements is not correct.  Even after reading all the comments that seemed the right way to go.

Searches for what a bundtini is has at least taught me something new today.

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/bundtini/

 

Community Manager
Community Manager

@xbod send me a DM with what you pick and we can chat about it 🙂

Also yes, bundtinis are life.

 

Level 9

The main thing I've taken away from all of this is... bundtinis in the Thwack store when? 😄

Level 9

i got today question wrong as well....i guess i should have read the comments first then tried to answer...not for sure if that would have helped...but at least would have given me a fighting chance.

Level 10

ok, so should the item that isn't listed under API Poller improvements be checked?

 

Edit: Yes

@yumdarling So i read the comments and looked and still got a X are we allowed to have a reset?

Level 12

 (REMOVED it changed after  posting) 

 

Level 7

@gcp I read your hint and still managed to get it wrong!

@yumdarling any chance of a reset just cause I am a complete idiot; and a founding member of supmanage 🙂

Level 13

OK annoyed now. Got day 4 wrong first time around because of the templates and, after the reset, read the comments and got it wrong again when I removed the templates.  

MVP
MVP

Day 4 the first time I marked the correct and got it wrong, after a reset took out the templates and got it wrong. Seems no matter what you get it wrong. Oh well, what can a person do.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi friends! If you're having issues with question four and feel like you're super confused or you got marked wrong by accident - please please please DM me so we can work it out. That way I don't lose anyone from the comments and everyone gets sorted.

 

THANKS A BUNCH!

Yum

@yumdarling I have not sent a DM on this new platform.   I know I know, MVP blah blah.   How do I DM?  

Community Manager
Community Manager

@jeremymayfield hey friend! Click on the little envelope by your avatar and it'll take you to your messages - click start new message and find me in the username field by starting to type "yumdarling" 

Put the subject line and a body to the message, and click send! 

PRESTO!

 

Also - special for MVPs, feel free to reach out on our back channels as well 🙂

 

Yum

Community Manager
Community Manager

OK!! Since one of the answers is tripping us up... I removed it.

This question is supposed to be fun and funny - let's keep it light friends.

Now excuse me while I go order my next bundtini delivery.

Yum

Level 9

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I'm hoping to win the week 4 drawing - I need me some bables!

@yumdarling thanks for being so responsive! I think part of what's tripping us up sometimes is that some questions are SUPER literal, and then in some cases they are extremely relaxed.    

Like in this case, one of the answers did not appear DIRECTLY in the section titled "Improvements", and was therefore confusing.

Just wanted to help understand the confusion.

Thanks again for the reset and then adjusting the trivia, see you all next week, have a great weekend!

Level 9

The hint URL for today (Day 6) is malformed.  I think it should be pointing directly to https://www.solarwinds.com/log-analyzer 

Level 9

Hi,

@yumdarling ,hint for todays quiz (day 6) not working.

Got a red mark.

 

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