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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)
Candy Corn Monarch
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!
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...
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.
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
It's fantastic to see so many ghostbusters on the Community! For those who have requested thus far, here's your costumes! And for those getting close or looking for a bit of help, keep an eye out for future hints, we're doing our best to give them based on where people are a bit stuck.
I went through the entire community and I still couldn't find the last one. Then, I gave up and checked @patrick_digan 's list. There's one on the re-certify button for the Core exam, but I don't have that! I have "Certified" and so I can only physically get 8!
Whoops! That is definitely a bu-I mean, undocumented feature. Yeah, definitely an undocumented feature 😅 Thanks for the call-out! Guess those ghouls are extra sneaky for some users. Never fear though, with your insight we'll be adding a hint to help people catch them on a more even playing field!