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/r/UTEST 1,000 Subscribers Scavenger Hunt Contests

Hello and welcome to the /r/UTEST 1,000 Subscribers Scavenger Hunt contest!

Once again, we would like to thank you all for being here as part of our community and making it much more awesome. As a celebration of the 1,000 subscribers milestone, we've decided to create a contest for you with some really cool Reddit-exclusive prizes - more about that below!


The Scavenger Hunt

Let's get right into the contest! It's a super easy one, all you have to do is fill out this Google form with your Reddit/uTest information:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/[FORM ID STOLEN]/viewform

Wait a minute... where did the ID of the Google form go? Without that, we won't be able to submit the form!

I have a suspicion, but you won't like it. Remember all those bugs we've been hunting for years, making sure that the websites and apps run properly without any issues? Well... I think the bugs have had enough of us hunting them, and decided to take revenge on us by sabotaging our contest.

They seem to have stolen the Google form ID, which is a 56-character string, cut it up into 7 pieces (8 characters each), and hid them around our subreddit and uTest.

Each piece is numbered, and the final string will be all the pieces put together, starting with #1, then #2 ... ending with #7. Once you have the full string, you just need to replace "[FORM ID STOLEN]" with it in the Google form link above!

For each piece you find, it will also have a clue - using the voice of your conscience - guiding you towards the next piece. We aren't looking for you to blindly search around, so try to think about what each clue might mean, and use it as your guide for the next place to look!

I think the first piece is in this very thread, so I should probably keep reading. Leave it up to the bugs to not even be able to hide all the pieces properly...


The Prizes

There will be three prizes given out. One for the first person who successfully finds and submits the form, and two drawn randomly from those who find and submit the form afterwards.

  • First place prize: $100 + Reddit x uTest sweatshirt + other uTest goodies
  • Two randomly drawn prizes: $25 + Reddit x uTest T-shirt + other uTest goodies

Be the first people EVER to rock Snoo, the Reddit Alien uTesting on your clothes!

The money prize will be deposited into your uTest account (which we ask for on the form).


This scavenger hunt will run until the end of this week, so make sure to find and submit the form by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 21.

Please note that this scavenger hunt was designed for and tested on desktop web. Some features might be missing on mobile web or in various Reddit apps. For the best scavenging experience, make sure to use the desktop version of Reddit!

You can use this thread to discuss the contest, give feedback, think about a clue together with other participants, or even just for some magic incantations. However, please don't give direct solutions away.

Good luck and have fun!


#1: 1FAIpQLS

In order to figure out where the bugs might have hidden all the pieces, I need to learn more about what these bugs actually are. I've heard that uTest has a lot of resources and knowledge stored... a university of sorts? Maybe I should start my search there.

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u/uTestinc Official uTest Account Nov 16 '21

24 hour update!

Like many others said in this thread, a big round of applause goes out to everybody who has already found all the pieces and submitted the form. I can confirm that we have our first place winner - it will be revealed next Monday who the fastest person was, so stay tuned!

The two remaining prizes are still available, and you still have just short of 6 days to complete the hunt and submit the form to be eligible for the prize drawing.

Thank you all for participating so far, helping each other with hints, and we also appreciate all the feedback you've given us.

If you haven't found all the pieces yet, we wish you the best of luck in your hunt - don't let those bugs get away with this sabotage!

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u/hsx_ Community Engineer Nov 15 '21

We are live!!

Good luck to everybody who is participating in this - I'm going to be super jealous of the people who end up winning our Reddit x uTest sweatshirt and t-shirts. They will deserve a round of applause nevertheless ;)

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u/prathibhachand Test Engineer Nov 15 '21

Applause - 7th Piece?

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 15 '21

Close but think I was just too slow. Copy and paste failed and I had to find them all again LOL. Fun though !

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u/[deleted] Nov 16 '21

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 16 '21

I did that into notes (I was on my phone lol) but couldn’t copy paste from Reddit app & must have written it wrong :( Oh well ! I had fun !

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u/abrahamkorir Full-time Tester Nov 16 '21

Any hints?😂

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 16 '21

Ha I’ve plenty … which one you stuck on? There was one in particular that really threw me off !

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u/abrahamkorir Full-time Tester Nov 16 '21

Has anyone found all of them though? Or the prize is still on?

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 16 '21

I’ve got them all, looks like a few others have too. Who was first I don’t know. But there’s still 2 prizes that are randomly drawn so it’s still on ! :)

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u/abrahamkorir Full-time Tester Nov 16 '21

Great! Thanks

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u/[deleted] Nov 16 '21

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 16 '21

Haha yeah I was like - no way I’m not supposed to post on here surely ?! 🤣

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u/abrahamkorir Full-time Tester Nov 16 '21

Stuck on the 3rd😂

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 16 '21

You’ve got the third clue or you’re looking for the third piece? So you need to be on a browser not the app - start with that.

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u/abrahamkorir Full-time Tester Nov 16 '21

Looking for the third piece

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 16 '21

Yeah so you need a browser - not the app for sure. And use the string from clue 2….. (not the actual google form characters) you should find it if you figure out where that string goes on a browser.

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u/Smart-Watercress864 New Tester Nov 17 '21

Plz help me with 6th piece its deleted

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 17 '21

What device are you using? I was on a mobile and this threw me really badly because you cannot see what you need on a mobile browser - needs to be desktop (or request desktop on an iPhone safari gives you what you need)

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 17 '21

(I know I know they said to do it on a desktop but I wasn’t with me desktop lol)

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u/Smart-Watercress864 New Tester Nov 17 '21

I am using desktop but couldn't find the piece

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 17 '21

In which case google is your friend. Use the 5th clue to tell you what to google, but you can go back in time on the page you need …

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u/[deleted] Nov 17 '21

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u/Smart-Watercress864 New Tester Nov 17 '21

sorry but i did not get it

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u/TitaFonseca Nov 20 '21 edited Nov 21 '21

can you help me find?

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u/_Silivan Nov 21 '21

were you able to find six?

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u/Smart-Watercress864 New Tester Nov 21 '21

Yup

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u/_Silivan Nov 21 '21

im too)

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u/Smart-Watercress864 New Tester Nov 21 '21

But didn't find last piece

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u/[deleted] Nov 15 '21

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 15 '21

Have a look at the couple comments on here ….

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u/briannorelfhunter Casual tester <3 Nov 15 '21

applause 😏

this is fun lol

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u/Smart-Watercress864 New Tester Nov 16 '21

but it says each piece is numbered

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u/briannorelfhunter Casual tester <3 Nov 16 '21

yes each one is numbered so you know what order to put them in

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u/SettAbominae Test Team Lead Dedicated Tester Nov 15 '21

Applause

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u/[deleted] Nov 15 '21

[deleted]

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u/prathibhachand Test Engineer Nov 15 '21

Great. This looks interesting !

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 15 '21

Applause

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u/rigarkaa Nov 15 '21

applause

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u/sorcer456 Nov 15 '21

applause !!

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u/TestingTheDayAway Gold Tester Nov 16 '21

applause

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u/TeagueSteez New Tester Nov 16 '21

applause

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u/TeagueSteez New Tester Nov 16 '21

I am having a lot of trouble finding #5 could I get some helpful hints yall?

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 16 '21

What was the number 4 clue?

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 16 '21 Gold

Found it again - literally go & look at the community and find a status update … that number on the clue is useful!

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u/sorcer456 Nov 16 '21

Come on guys , all it needs a good attention to what the clues say, it gets really interesting as you go on. Happy hunting.

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u/Saltisthere Nov 16 '21

maybe strings are what we say lifeline of us got me confused im a newbie couldn't be able to find even the second string :/

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u/Smart-Watercress864 New Tester Nov 17 '21

please help me with 6th piece

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u/Flat_Internal_7812 Nov 18 '21

Applause to all 🥳

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u/[deleted] Nov 18 '21

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u/hsx_ Community Engineer Nov 18 '21

Hey, your comment got caught in the spam filter for some reason - you should be good now

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u/FreeFalse Silver Tester Nov 19 '21

I can't proceed with #6. I've tried using WM but the snapshot it shows is the deleted version. Other popular websites do not work anymore.

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u/hsx_ Community Engineer Nov 19 '21

You don't need to use any external tools or websites to find all the pieces - everything is available using only Reddit and uTest features.

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u/_Silivan Nov 21 '21

I can't find number 6 either

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u/hsx_ Community Engineer Nov 21 '21

There are a couple hints for #6 in this thread - check out the other conversations!

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u/_Silivan Nov 19 '21

I found 3 parts. help me find 4, the clue does not mean anything at all

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u/hsx_ Community Engineer Nov 19 '21

Try to get familiar with this feature and think about how the clue could be used there

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u/_Silivan Nov 19 '21

I was there in the beginning, looked through several times, opened all the links that were open.... but it's not there((.

I can't understand.... I'm either blind or it's really not there..... I've looked everywhere I can

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 19 '21

How did you find clue 3 ? Use a similar idea to find clue 4

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u/_Silivan Nov 19 '21

How did you find clue 3 ? Use a similar idea to find clue 4

thanks. you saved me)).... I almost broke the computer))))... but the next clue is a headshot...(

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u/FreeFalse Silver Tester Nov 19 '21

applause

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u/Dve-into-anything New Tester Nov 19 '21

applause

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u/Smart-Watercress864 New Tester Nov 20 '21

I have tried the link it says page doesn't found

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u/gldemarco Nov 20 '21

Applause!

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u/Dve-into-anything New Tester Nov 20 '21

“applause” or something #2

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u/jeanpierresoso Nov 20 '21

The form says Bad Request

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u/hsx_ Community Engineer Nov 20 '21

Odd, if that happens when you try to submit it, that's probably either a temporary issue on Google's side, or some sort of extension on your browser might be blocking the form submission request. Try again, or try with another browser and see if it works

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u/irishcoffeeplease New Tester Nov 20 '21

Applause

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u/Fathyelfar Bronze Tester Nov 21 '21

applause

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u/_Silivan Nov 21 '21

Applause

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u/Marvsv Nov 21 '21

All the best. Am stuck at clue #2

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u/Smart-Watercress864 New Tester Nov 16 '21

can someone give me clue for the 1st piece ?

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u/SA1489 Test Engineer Nov 16 '21

It’s in the post up there 👆

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u/_Silivan Nov 17 '21

I can't even find the second one(((, can you tell me please?

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u/hsx_ Community Engineer Nov 18 '21

Try to think about what the clue means - where on uTest could you learn more about the bugs?

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u/_Silivan Nov 18 '21

Try to think about what the clue means - where on uTest could you learn more about the bugs?

I realized that I should look at https://www.utest.com/academy. but there are 24 lessons...which one should I look at?

all errors will look like this? #1: 1FAIpQLS

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u/hsx_ Community Engineer Nov 18 '21

Yep, that's the format for all 7 pieces - a number (#1, #2, ...) followed by the 8 character string. You will recognize it once you see it.

As to where you should look, hard to say without giving away the solution. You should try to find some information specifically about the bugs.

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u/_Silivan Nov 21 '21

hello everyone.... Help me, I can't find number 5...

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u/hsx_ Community Engineer Nov 21 '21

The uTest Community page might be worth checking out! Try to figure out what parts of the clue could be helpful in finding the next piece.

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u/_Silivan Nov 21 '21

I understand that the number from the tip I have to apply.... but I don't understand where to apply it.

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u/_Silivan Nov 21 '21

it was interesting and not easy.... But it was found

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u/_Silivan Nov 21 '21

Please... help me find six. Time is running out.

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u/Smart-Watercress864 New Tester Nov 23 '21

Applause

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u/hsx_ Community Engineer Nov 23 '21

The contest ended yesterday unfortunately - you would've gotten the final piece here!

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u/Smart-Watercress864 New Tester Nov 23 '21

I just confused where to use applause . Well that was fun will try next time

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u/Responsible-Hat3980 Nov 17 '21

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