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

MeredithW
Community Manager

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UDPATE: this contest has ended. Huge thanks to everyone who updated and submitted their new avatars — we thoroughly enjoyed all of your interesting submissions! Congrats to our randomly selected sock winners: @Michael_Venema and @SMontgomery

 

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.

 

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 a pair of Meraki socks:

 

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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 Wednesday (July 7th, 2021).

 

Once submissions have ended, we will be randomly selecting 2 winners to receive Meraki socks!

 

The Fine Print

176 Comments
Mike_Rapp
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar, it gives me a high level fly over of my server rooms!!!!!

Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

i am doing every month, Already changed for this month 😊

Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

@UCcert : Meraki Socks, This is for you !

aybanez
Comes here often

I have a new avatar! Wanna get in on that Meraki Magic! =]

NJNetworkGuy100
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar!  OH YEAH!!!!

Mike_Rapp
Getting noticed

Hey Kool Aid!!!!

DGrandon
New here

I have a new avatar.

UCcert
Kind of a big deal

I have a new (old) avatar 😁. Can I swap the socks for a Meraki Cloud Tee please?

Rebry
Here to help

I have a new avatar! Whoop!

Justbill2020
Just browsing

Woohoo... I would love to win some new Meraki Socks!

MrJeffAnderson
Here to help

Avatar, ahoy!

EvgenyErofeev
Comes here often

Whoop-Whoop, I have a new avatar! 🙂 

SP1166
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

PacerX
Getting noticed

I have a custom avatar! Why? Because Mopeds!!

Senan_Rogers
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar!  OH YEAH!!!!

ApappasitguyIL
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!  

DanChater
Comes here often

These aren't the Avatar's you're looking for.

PatWruk
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

 

What better avatar than one from the band Avatar?

theJtrain
Conversationalist

This new avatar should mean I'm a shoe-in to win.

UnkeptBedroom
New here

I have a new avatar! I really like using Linux!

hendj1
Comes here often

I have a new avatar! And possibly some sweet green Meraki socks!

jmonaco
Comes here often

I updated my avatar  🙂

AWhite
New here

I have a new avatar!

VicksH
Comes here often

I have a new Avator

Daniel-YC
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! Please send me some Meraki Magic Socks, so I can finally have fancy feet! =]

AAcademy
Here to help

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My new avatar a little school pride.

urabusPenguin
Just browsing

I have a new avatar to remind me of my roots & to spend time outside.

Victormx
Just browsing

Tengo un nuevo avatar, ahora con barba, salu2. 😀

AntonioAxians
Comes here often

I have a new avatar, how cool is that!

nealgs
Building a reputation

i have a new avatar - wow, not changed it since 2019 competition - cos it was that awesome 😁 like the new one 😉

 

tdj7397
Here to help

I have a new Avatar

nikiwaibel
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar - minimal privacy due to google reverse image search 😉

Victormx
Just browsing

I have a new avatar, now with a mustache and beard, greetings 😀

guilhermedf
New here

I have a new avatar! Nice to meet you all!

PaulStanley
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!  

 

TimothyS
Here to help

My hobby is horology. I enjoy bring life back to old mechanical clocks. It's a lost art and this will be something to do when I retire. I have changed my avatar to a picture of a clock I have. It's a 1930's ish Gingerbread clock also known as a mantle or kitchen clock. I now have 4 grandfather clocks and over 40 wall/mantle clock. My oldest clock was made in 1887. BTW...My hobby is a great break from technology.😁

nickydd9
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar! My feet are cold @MeredithW 

PacerX
Getting noticed

@TimothyS That's pretty cool! I totally hear ya on the needing a break from Tech. That's why I do vintage pedal mopeds.  👍

Powershell_Lvr
Conversationalist

I have updated my avatar.  My firewall is where bits go to die.

GIB_NW
Here to help

“I have a new avatar!” May the Meraki be with you!

B8700
Just browsing

I have a new avatar!

y2kvilla
Just browsing

I have a new avatar!

Jorge_Garcia
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! Meraki Win!

WWWolf
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

 

Giving Moon Moon a little break for a while with this image of myself... kinda.

Acadia
New here

I have a new avatar ...🤗  WoooHaaa  

K2digi
Comes here often

I have a new avatar with "soul, creativity, love" #CiscoMeraki

 

Oscar_Espinoza
Here to help

I have a new avatar! 😉

engrmags
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar, and i don't want to look into the camera. lol

Matteo3vi
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!😃

Stoutski1
Here to help

Whassup, watching the meraki network, drinking a bud.

Waiting for the socks to come in 😀 

DavidHild
Here to help

“I have a new avatar!” (even if it’s not that new)

FernandoSanchez
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!
It is a handsome man. Well, that´s what mom says...

CousinIT
Comes here often

I have a new Avatar, IT reflects what I do and my nickname!

ttheobald
New here

Surprisingly enough, I have a new avatar 🙂 

LibertyM01
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! ...check it out 😉

NetworkDemon
Here to help

New Avatar on my profile.

Michael_Venema
Here to help

I have a new avatar to show my love 😉

Joe-C1
Just browsing

Got 'er done!

rachit
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! You have to check it for sure

AlexCarrera
Comes here often

I have a new Avatar!!!

maxhewitt
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! It's my LinkedIn profile picture. One day I will learn how to smile properly!

Wizard66
Just browsing

I have a new Avatar!!

nuo
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar! I tried to use a cute animal but it did not work 😞 maybe I will try again later!

Aaron5x5
Just browsing

It's no joking matter, I have a new Avatar! 

FelixGzm
Comes here often

I have a new avatar  , I like meraki technology

Mitchell858
Comes here often

I have a new avatar. And I'm running low on socks so this could really help me out big time. 

Gforce1
Comes here often

 “I have a new avatar”

asmosteve
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar. I've been assimilated!

grupodice
Comes here often

Ready....listo

JimBurks
Conversationalist

I changed my avatar.

Rapad7
Just browsing

I have a new Avatar! 😎

cilderson
Comes here often

"Eu tenho um novo avatar!"

cilderson
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

jbright
Getting noticed

I have a new Avatar. Barry needs a new pair of socks!

Pulkit_Mittal
Getting noticed

"I have a new avatar!"

 

Loving the giveaways!! Meraki community deserves extra Kudos. 🙂 🙂 

Rick_Nceatt
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

Meraki, please fill up my wardrobe. 😀 

ITSportbiker06
Conversationalist

I have a "NEW" Avatar. Well it's not new but it's customized. ITSportbiker06 showing just why & how I am an IT sportbiker. 🏍😎🤣🤣

Shany
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar!

Matt_Brennan
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar, from my days as a sultan

BGeorge
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!  😀

 

Cause I need a new pair of socks!!! 😂

momoshiro
Conversationalist

"I have a new avatar!"

 

"My very First Avatar", for the Socks!!! 🙂

ssaunders
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar, if I get the socks I will change it to them

BenGenn
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

Joe-C1
Just browsing

Some pretty good avatars!

Prinz
Comes here often

I have a new avatar! Because HAL9000 is the best and "2001" is from 1968, as old as I am...;-)

Chrysostomos
Conversationalist

New avatar! hooraaaaaay!!!!

Faizel187
Conversationalist

Avatar updated, Oh yeah!!

BobMacco
Here to help

Avatar updated!! The things I do for socks!

maltezielinski
New here

I have a new avatar! Denmark will win the EURO's 😎

MEmami
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

andrewperry
Here to help

I have a new avatar! 😎😎😎

systems117
Just browsing

I have a new avatar!

EthernalNoob
Comes here often