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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

HINT day6 is just https://www.solarwinds.com/log-analyzer

 

good luck everyone

Level 7

@yumdarling 

Day 6 link is broken.

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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. 

Spoiler
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.  🙂

ItsaMonday

@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

Spoiler
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 11

Hi,

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

Regards

Level 9

@yumdarling 

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....

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Level 9

Mmmmm.... Pizza!!

 

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Community Manager
Community Manager

@jolson1 I gotchu, boo. no worries.

Level 20

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

Bill

Level 12

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

Level 10

Am I missing something for Day 11, I don't see any reference to App Optics on the hint link.

@halaszj you're not missing anything, You have to read and click around some, but don't overthink it.   If you can't find it anywhere, maybe it isn't there for a reason.  

Level 9

pew-pew-pew baby!!

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Still got the Green Check.

Level 12

I really appreciate the missions that go over changes.  Keeps me current.  Also a great excuse to ping my teams (devices we can monitor, new features I know they want).

Level 12

Question 15:

is the answer on the link webpage?  I went to the release notes page also.

Level 8

Hiya, 

I've finally managed to get back to these missions!

My issue was with the shortcut. I attempted to submit a screenshot of my registration which failed. Now when I try to click to submit it says that I already have?

Cheers

Level 10

I was sure i selected all of the above today and got a red saying answer was all of the above 🤔 need to pay more attention haha

Level 7

@yumdarling I got a RED for correct answer 😞

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Level 9

Yeah, got a red X too, think there might be a problem with today's question. 

Level 12

Yep, appears the Day 18 question/answer is slightly broken...wish I'd checked the comments first 😄

 

Level 9

Same:

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Level 9

Same here

Level 11

Me too

 
 

 

Level 9

Same here, @yumdarling reset and fix needed for todays question 🙂

Level 8

Same here
@yumdarling please reset todays question. Thank you

Level 8

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looks like today's question is not working properly

Level 12

@yumdarling system gave me a fail on today's despite me selecting the right option (all).

Something odd going on.

 

Level 9

I have the red X too

Level 9

Typically the one day I don't check the comments before attempting an answer ends in a erroneous red X for selecting the correct answer.  Nevermind, at least it's a red X I don't need to blame on a lack of coffee!

Level 7

Same here
@yumdarling please reset todays question. Thank you

Level 8

@yumdarling I also received a red X even though I picked all of the above.  Could I get a reset please?  thanks

Level 8

Well, After looking at the hint.  I choose wisely.  but the logic is flawed and imperfect.  Data would never make this mistake.

We need a reset on Wednesday's question.

@yumdarling 

Level 10

@yumdarling I too did not read the posts first and went ahead and answered the question (correctly) but received the despicable red X !
Can we have the question corrected and a reset please?

Level 7

Hi,

Is 30th September broken?  I got a red cross, but it told me the correct answer was the one I picked and I am sure its correct.

 

thanks

Community Manager
Community Manager

Y'allllllllllllllll. This one was one me (d'oh). Forgot to pick a right answer at all. I reset. 

Level 9

All you people posting today's correct answer in your comments without using the spoiler tag (Is there a spoiler tag?) are kind of ruining the fun of getting the answer correct for the rest of us. I check the comments daily to see if there is an issue with the question, not to just be given the answer. 

 

Please be considerate of those who enjoy the daily questions.

Level 20

woohoo bring on the airpods!

Now this is what I like to see from our missions! Informative, and encompassing different modules. Reminding me that SCM supports the tracking of database changes could be valuable for my current client, so there may even be a sale off the back of this too 🙂

Congrats to the winners.

About the Author
"Father, Husband, Gamer, Geek" - First draft of my headstone! In all seriousness, I've been working in IT for around 20 years, but have embraced IT as a hobby for 30. It all started back in the day when my father bought me a Sinclair Spectrum 48K (the original one, with the rubber keyboard). There I tried my hand and coding, and with the help of INPUT magazine, wrote my first program! Now, a seasoned (OK, OK, veteran, I am in my 40's now after all..) IT pro, and founder/principle consultant at my own IT consultancy business, I still do the odd but of scripting, but nowadays I work exclusively with SolarWinds' products. I help my own clients, and end-users alike, get the most out of their investment in this awesome set of products! I'm a self professed IT swiss-army knife, with deep knowledge in some fields, and enough to get by in most others. I have a thirst of knowledge and never turn away from a challenge. After all, we humans are all built to learn, right? =B']