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THWACK Monthly Mission - September 2020

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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.


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.


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


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.


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.



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

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

Level 9

HINT day6 is just


good luck everyone

Level 7


Day 6 link is broken.



Level 9

Even with that link I can't find any proper info regarding log forwarding from log analyzer.

Level 11

@esajo I found it under the key features by clicking thru each category on the left and reading the description to above the picture to the right. 

It wasn't in the first 7.
Level 12

@esajo I am worried because I thought I found the answer with the link provided above.  Now I am second guessing myself.  🙂


@yumdarling Seeing the same thing as previously posted.   Link in Question 6 is broken today.

Level 12

@xbod saw your post and was like OK I am correct.  I got a red X though.

EDIT:  Select ALL that apply dang it.  Its my own fault

EDIT1:  I went back and I could be wrong but I didn't see any mention of the other products.....  The link provided above not the hint link


Level 9

WTF, I think the form is borking very much too.

I selected only 1 option, then I got bzzt, it doesn't support this nor this out of the box...


I'm 100% sure I didn't select either of them so seems that the whole question/answer is broken.


@yumdarlingplease take a look

OK Yes the answer is there.   It is under the features, you have to dig for it though. 

Community Manager
Community Manager

That link gave us a problem last Monday too. Must be a Monday thing. 

Should work now? Can someone verify?

Level 8

@yumdarling  the link is indeed working now. Thx 🙂


Ok so the link works but my comprehension doesn't ... I still can't make a rational conclusion as to what the answer is.... do I have the dumb?

Level 9

This months questions are not fun

Level 9

I also had a "neither of these options are supported out of the box" wrong answer without selecting either of them.  Though re-re-re-reading the hint and possible answers shows where I went wrong.  Must remember to have more coffee before attempting these!

Level 10


@yumdarling , hint for yesterdays quiz (day 6) did not work for me either and I got a red mark too. 


Level 9


I did not put in the "1" after my username for the mission shortcut, not sure if this is a issue, and I don't mind. 
But now I know....

Knowing Is Half The Battle GIFs | Tenor

Level 9

Mmmmm.... Pizza!!




Community Manager
Community Manager

@jolson1 I gotchu, boo. no worries.

Level 20

So busy lately but it's nice to make time for these!


Level 12

Hey I'm Fantastic because Thwack told me so and gave me 150 thwack points 😁