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Un-Boo-Lievable! The Alteryx Community is Haunted!

WillM
Community Manager
Community Manager

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Well, we couldn't go forever without something weird happening this spooky season, now could we? Apparently some pesky little spirits have infiltrated the Alteryx Community, and we could use your help! You see, these ghosts aren't necessarily a danger to anyone - can you imagine if interactive lessons had been possessed by something evil? Then we'd really have problems.

 

It seems as though the sneaky little spectres seem to be congregating around specific buttons and links around the community in a game of hide and seek (links that seem to be pretty important for a holistic community experience for our members, no less). Even though these little guys aren't causing any major harm, we would definitely appreciate the help of the community to find them. There seem to be nine posses of poltergeists throughout the community, and you'll know you've found them when you hover over a link or a button and they pop out to say hello!

 

Here's where it gets fun - keep a list going of all the places that you've found the little guys, and once you have all nine, respond to this thread with their locations! Now, in the spirit of fun, don't forget to add a spoiler to your answer so others can still enjoy the hunt. We'll be sure to shout out all of you that participate and find the wily wraiths before the game of digital ghostbusting ends on November 3.

 

As an even more fun added bonus, our own @KylieF created some absolutely amazing community avatar-based Halloween costumes to make things even more fun - when you post your answer, make sure to include what costume you'd like to wear from the list below - we'll be updating at the end of each day and you'll get a nice little shareable surprise.

 

COSTUMES (pictured below L to R)

  • Megaman X
  • Swamp Creature
  • Frankenstein
  • Mummy
  • Witch
  • RX-78-2 Gundam
  • Candy Corn Monarch
  • Bone Collector

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And if you're struggling - don't worry!  We'll be adding some hints as the game goes on to ensure that everyone has a fighting chance to find them. You've got from October 27th through November 3rd to round up the hiding spots of these freaky phantoms. Have a fun and spooky time this week while you live out your "Ghost Hunters: Alteryx Community" dreams!

 

HINT 1

OK guys, as someone who has been collaborating with the ghosts to let them have a bit of fun - here's the first hint for those of you that are struggling. It looks like they seem to be congregating around a newer area of the community - particularly one that might help amplify new opportunities for those that know Alteryx...

 

HINT 2

OK y'all, it's time for another hint!  This one is going to be pretty helpful for all of you that are already Core Certified (hint hint), as the ghosts have upped their hiding game.  If you think you know where something should be, but the ghosts aren't showing up - try looking at it again in an incognito window - it's like using EVP tech, just in the community.

 

HINT 3

Alrighty then, it's time for our third hint as we enter the home stretch of searching for spectres! One of the gangs of ghouls in the community is hanging around a button that would be pretty darn useful if you wanted to automatically keep up to date on the happenings of what's going on in the community overall. I wonder if they found it by following me and @KylieF as we were making our monthly stop...

Will Machin
Community Management Team Lead
Alteryx
44 REPLIES 44
atcodedog05
21 - Polaris

Finally its time for Halloween 👻👻

 

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Thank you for sharing @WillM 😁

 

atcodedog05
21 - Polaris
Spoiler
Found them 😋

1. Community Home Page > Ask a question
2. Community Hub > + Getting Started on Community
3. General Discussions > New Topic button
4. Certification Page > Core cretify/recertify button
5. Community Ideas > Suggest An Idea button
6. Blog > Alter.Nation > Subscribe
7. Podcast > Subscribe
8. SparkED Job Board> Create article
9. User Groups > LEARN MORE (orange link at the top)

I would like costume Megaman X

 

This is really fun. Will be on the lookout for more found them all 😋

 

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NicoleJohnson
14 - Magnetar
14 - Magnetar

Spoooooooky... just like a Pokemon, I finally caught 'em all!

 

Spoiler
1. Community Home Page > Ask a Question
2. Community Hub > Browse Resources > Getting Started on Community
3. Community Ideas > Suggest an Idea
4. User Groups > Welcome & Guidelines (Learn More)
5. Podcasts > Subscribe
6. SparkED Job Board > Create an Article
7. Certification > Core Certification Registration button
8. General Discussions > New Topic
9. Found it!! Alter.Nation Blog > Subscribe

I think if I had to pick, I'd go with the witch. Hocus pocus!! *cackle cackle*

 

Cheers!

NJ

 

atcodedog05
21 - Polaris

Wow @NicoleJohnson that's amazing you already found 8/9 😎

JeffS
Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

Even though I happen to oversee the community team, I want to ensure everyone I'm not cheating by looking at the underlying code that our developers did for this 😀

 

I've found 2 (EDIT 8 ) so far them all!

 

Spoiler
1. Home page > ask a question
2. Community Hub > getting started link on community
3. Certification page > recertify button on core
4. Community Ideas > suggest an idea
5. User Groups > learn more link in hero
6. Podcast > subscribe
7. General Discussions  > new topic button
8. Job board > create article (thanks for the tip @WillM !)
9. Alter.Nation blog > subscribe

I'll add more as I find them and take the Bone Collector avatar 😎

patrick_digan
16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

I'm also stuck at 8...Finally got all 9. And I'm leaving number 8 the way it is.

Spoiler
1) Ask a question on the homepage
2) Getting started on the community link on Community hub
3) Suggest an idea on the Community ideas page.
4) Subscribe button on podcasts page
5) recertify button designer core picture
6) Create an article on the Sparked job board
7) UG Learn more link at the top under welcome and guidelines
😎New topic button on the General discussions page
9) Subscribe button on the alter nation blog page.

I'll take the candy corn monarch.

 

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mceleavey
16 - Nebula

Ooooh,

 

 

**cancels plans**

WillM
Community Manager
Community Manager

OK guys, as someone who has been collaborating with the ghosts to let them have a bit of fun - here's the first hint for those of you that are struggling.  It looks like they seem to be congregating around a newer area of the community - particularly one that might help amplify new opportunities for those that know Alteryx...

 

 

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Will Machin
Community Management Team Lead
Alteryx
kelly_gilbert
12 - Quasar

Arrrgggh, I'm stuck on eight!

 

[BTW, I'm on PTO today, with a list full of productive things I was planning to get done... And I spent part of it hunting for ghosts on the Alteryx Community 😂👻]

 

Spoiler
1 - Community --> Ask a Question button
2 - Community Hub --> Getting Started on Community link
3 - Community Ideas --> Suggest an Idea button
4 - General Discussions --> New Topic button
5 - Alter.Nation blog --> Subscribe button
6 - Podcasts --> Subscribe button
7 - SparkED Job Board --> Create an article button
8 - User Groups --> Welcome & Guidelines