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A is for August monthly challenge badge is now live!


August already! And it's time for another monthly challenge.

This month, we will ask you to participate in fun conversations with the letter A as the theme. Will they be about Apps? Atlassian Access? Agility boards? The Austin AUG? All of the above? Wait and see!

You can participate in any one of the conversations on the site, and we'll post at least one per week. We'll also tag them august-challenge for your convenience.

The first A-themed thread was an Agile AMA with Dom Price! The second one asks how to activate Jira Service Desk users. The third poses the question: Are you addicted to the Atlassian Community? And the last one, our weekly Miscellaneous Monday thread: A is for Art! Anyone who posts in any of these threads will be eligible for the A is for August badge.

And I'm not saying there's a special bonus for participating in all the August threads, but I'm also not not saying that. 

Happy August!


Alana Fernando Community Leader Jul 31, 2018

Sounds cool @Monique vdB happy August! 

Deleted user Jul 31, 2018

I’m simply Amazed!

If you're counting, will there be extra points for alliterative attempts?  e.g. would "Agile AMA" count twice?

That's Awesome :)

@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ - good point 

Deleted user Aug 01, 2018

I will try to accurately answer anything at all available appearing amongst the August-challenge tag.


Pssst @Monique vdB... it's Dom, not Don. ;)

For a second I was happy to meet one more person with my name (weird habits, let's not go there!) 

Oh! And Happy August-ing!

Jack Community Leader Aug 01, 2018

Another Atlassian attempt to assure absorption of articles.

Monique vdB Community Manager Aug 01, 2018

@donjoe oh man thanks for catching that, I promise I know Dom's name! 🤭

Amazing alliteration, anatomical animation and associates. Adaptavist Answerer: apropos and ambitious advice.  Alana, awesome!

@Jack haha that is absolutely amazing. 

Erica Moss Community Manager Aug 01, 2018

@Jack JACK. I am deceased. Well done.

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Aug 01, 2018

An amazing August award, absolutely! Atlassian appends an august-challenge addition after adding action-packed, always awesome articles about adorable achievements. After adding an answer, Atlassian apparently assigns an August award :-)

Deleted user Aug 01, 2018

A for effort @Thomas Schlegel

@Monique vdB All's good! We "Dom/Don"s are very understanding! :P

Is it just me who realized the true need to be able to add replies/likes to answers? Please tell me there is a feature request filed somewhere I can upvote! :D 

@Thomas Schlegel That. Is. Just. WOW!

Monique vdB Community Manager Aug 01, 2018

@donjoe phew, good to know. :)

You can reply to/comment on an answer! You can upvote an answer and that is the equivalent of the like.  We're working on expanding the like capability and allowing comments on questions but those are more complicated than they look.

@Thomas Schlegel 😮😮😮

@Monique vdB :) 

I am sorry, but I think I should have framed my question better. I do agree that we can like/comment on an answer, but only in the Questions session.

In an article's page, like the one we are on now, we can just comment and like the post, but not comment or like on comments (like the confusing sound of that :P). 

Am I missing something... or is it meant to be like that? 


Screen snippets attached below for clarity :) 


On an Article Page

Atlassian_Community.PNGNo buttons for liking, no text boxes for commenting...


On a Question's page

Atlassian_Questions.PNGHello votes! And reply box... but on the Questions page. Hmmm.... 



And did I just commit a faux pas by whining here? :( 


Monique vdB Community Manager Aug 02, 2018

@donjoe nope, this is the Feedback forum so your feedback is invited here!  You can nested reply on discussions and Q&A, but not articles -- true! Good to know you'd like to be able to do that -- I think our higher priority is to allow comments on questions, but we'll add that to our list.

Erica Moss Community Manager Aug 02, 2018

@Thomas Schlegel 😱😱😱

FUN MAN ANDY Community Leader Aug 22, 2018

@Monique vdB: A cool A-themed thread could be "Are you Addicted?" and people can share their story as to why they are on the Community ALL THE TIME ! :oD

Are you lost in JIRA? Do you want to help others learn? Are you here just for fun? Maybe those awesome badges...? ;o)

Monique vdB Community Manager Aug 22, 2018

@FUN MAN ANDY LET's DO IT. Obviously this needs to be posted by you, so it will be Andy's August A-themed thread. You can use this handy-dandy link and I will add your post to the master list. 


@Monique vdB: EPIC ! ! ! What a great reaction. Made my day. THX !

Here is my own Andy-Handy-Dandy link for posting to the master list :oD 

[Link is now fine]

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Aug 27, 2018

Hi Everyone, I noticed on this thread that people were getting their August Badge immediately after posting. I made 2 comments on Dom's post and one on the second A discussion, but no badge. There is only a few days away to earn the badge so I want to ensure I am not missing something. Any thoughts?
Thanks a bunch,


FUN MAN ANDY Community Leader Aug 27, 2018

@Jodi LeBlanc : System running scripts causing delays...? I saw your question, also didn't have my badge, and then 23min later suddenly it just dropped out of nowhere.

Erica Moss Community Manager Aug 27, 2018

@Jodi LeBlanc Thanks for flagging! You should be all set now. 😄

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Aug 27, 2018

Thanks so much @FUN MAN ANDY and @Erica Moss - I now have the August badge 🙌🏻 🙏🏼


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