[CONTEST CLOSED] Update your avatar, win Meraki swag!

MeredithW
Community Manager

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UPDATE: Thanks everyone for sharing your stunning new avatars! Our two randomly selected winners are: @Wazz and @JM. Congratulations!

 

This week, we challenge you to update your community profile picture (a.k.a. “avatar”)! While we love our space-themed default avatars, they can’t compare to your own images when it comes to building a diverse community. Whether you go with your LinkedIn profile picture (good for consistency) or a sassy picture of your cat (if privacy is preferred), adding your own image as your profile avatar is a great way to distinguish your contributions and personalize your interactions here in the community.

 

In fact, our gnomes have been investing in their own professional development by posing for some corporate headshots — you may find these will inspire your own photo ideas:

 

MS looking very professionalMS looking very professional

 

AP serving us "cool and casual"AP serving us "cool and casual"

Once you’ve updated your avatar pic, you can simply post a comment on this blog post stating “I have a new avatar” (accompanied by some entertaining commentary about your new avatar, if you like!). Next week, we’ll randomly select two winners to receive their own MV or MS Gnome, as featured above!

 

How to update your profile avatar

To update your profile avatar, simply open your profile page and click the tiny pencil next to your current avatar:

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Next, select your image. You can upload it from your computer, use an image you've already uploaded to the community (the "From my albums" tab), or import an image via URL (the "From another site" tab):

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Once you have selected your new image, you'll be prompted to crop it — TWICE. You'll crop it once for your main profile avatar and once for your mini-avatar that appears next to your name on posts ("Message Avatar"):

First crop: Profile avatarFirst crop: Profile avatar

Second crop: Message avatarSecond crop: Message avatar

That’s it! You’ll be redirected to your profile page, which will show this message:Success!Success!

 

How to win

Anyone who has customized their avatar can post “I have a new avatar!” (even if it’s not that new) in a comment on this blog post before 11 a.m. PDT on Monday (July 1st, 2019). (Please do just comment here on this blog post; avatar-related comments in other areas boards here on the community will be removed!)

 

Once submissions have ended, we will be randomly selecting 2 winners to receive those photogenic gnomes!

 

The Fine Print

245 Comments
kvn
Comes here often

Great submissions everyone!  I like mine the best, may be biased...

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Mike_Rapp
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar! Kinda looks like me in South Park style!

JenniferHuber
Here to help

I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to unleash my new avatar of me and Emo Philips ❤️ !!

Brian_Saluga
Conversationalist

I have a new Avatar!

fulvio108
Comes here often

I have new avatar 😃 #kungfu #brazil

LucasCarvalho
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! #Brasil Smiley Tongue

acmccoppin
Just browsing

New avatar in on my profile.

 

Thanks,

 

Aaron

RB___
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

soler1
New here

 “I have a new avatar!”

JoelKelley
Here to help
I have a new avatar!
MarcP
Head in the Cloud

I have a new avatar!

 

Trying to be a Gnome Smiley LOL

Webdoggie
Conversationalist
I have a new avatar! ...mostly
Waldo-MGM
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

jercol
Just browsing
A new avatar I have!
Wazz
Here to help

I have a new avatar! Smiley Surprised

Nic_Duc
Just browsing

Avatar updated. A true reflection of the person Smiley Very Happy

JuanmaCastilla
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar ! Apart from a tech nerd, also a musician 😄

kYutobi
Kind of a big deal

OLD AVATAR:                                       NEW AVATAR:

 

 

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#animefan

jdegen
Comes here often

New Avatar! Snapped this picture of my pup when he was staring into the sun!

redsector
Head in the Cloud

My new gnome avatar.

In Germany they are very famous named Gartenzwerge.

CarlBlosserII
Comes here often

I have a new avatar.

 

ALD
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

KevinFry
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! in honour of Cottage season!

vicapelli
Here to help

I have a new avatar!! but I'm not the Meraki Gnome Smiley LOL

Nash
Kind of a big deal

I have a new avatar!

 

But maybe I should switch to a cat pic. 🙂

Snowman263
Comes here often

“I have a new avatar!” IT needs a little humor to lighten our moods... LOL

crogers
Just browsing
I have a new avatar!
torvic
Comes here often


I have a new avatar!!!, Together in Threat protection

MikeGII
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

JLDarbonnel
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar ! My friends follow the awesome Meraki fashion mode! Smiley Happy

VoThanhLan
Comes here often

I have a new avatar! Heart

DHAnderson
Head in the Cloud

I updated my avatar. Big ears, bald head and all!

 

- Dave

anghang
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

wejuli
Conversationalist

My avatar is the best!

OscarGuerra1
Comes here often
I have a new avatar!
TheSocialDiner
Comes here often

I've been avatarized! 

DonAnnett
Getting noticed

i have a new avatar

Hugo_Hattori
Conversationalist

I have a new Avatar!

TMRoberts
Getting noticed

Swapped mine out ....

JM
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

PhilSmith-ADL
Conversationalist

i have a new avatar too 😄

mfalk
Comes here often

I have a new Avatar.  Strange how wireless works isn't it!!

Polymathink
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar!

alyssafriesen
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

MeredithW
Community Manager

Thanks everyone for sharing your stunning new avatars! Our two randomly selected winners are: @Wazz and @JM. Congratulations!