[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:

 

Meraki socksMeraki socks

 

 

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
boykokostadinov
Just browsing

I have a new avatar! Greetings from Bulgaria 🙂

 

 

MarcosMelo
Comes here often

I have a new avatar! bring on those Meraki Socks 😂

PascalRijs
Comes here often

Consider is done!

LBendelow
Conversationalist

I have a new Avatar

ravishdangi
Comes here often

I have changed my Avatar, let me try Meraki Socks if they are best fit for me..

Erik_Dahl
Comes here often

I to have a new avatar 😎😍🇩🇰

SpiePaCom
Comes here often

I have a new avatar. It's the Cool Brother of Dumbledore

sportinos
Comes here often

I have a new avatar !

Baka
Here to help

I have a new avatar! ...  a bit boring as it's just me..   

sfaxluke
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

Mary
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! Woof! Woof!

Tauseef
Just browsing

I have a new avatar!

HahnPD
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! Pog

BrandonMcGrew
Here to help

I have a new Avatar. Decided the 3 stars only represented that my head was in the clouds. Guess Business professional is in? 

Chris-Harwell
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!!!

RestaurantGuy
Here to help

I have a new Avatar!  My puppy is looking a bit too serious, but everything is serious to her when it comes to another pair of socks!

fthomas
Conversationalist

… cat walk ...

learn to walk with Meraki-socks 🙂

 

"I have a new avatar!” - forgotten to mention

BillJ
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

 

Adult beverage anyone? ....eh Sock it to me!

Maxwell_Barros
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

Pigati
Comes here often

I have a new avatar

JoDawg007
Here to help

I have a new avatar! Comes from my favorite childhood TV show!

EB_HelenaMT
Here to help

Updated!  Many memorable moments on that submarine!  Served on the USS Florida SSBN-728 (Gold) from 1991 to 1996.

agroisman
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

Ujjawal
Conversationalist

I have new avatar !!!

 

jtmott
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar and couldn't be more excited about it. 

Baka
Here to help

     

apazco
Just browsing

I have a new avatar! 🙂 Socks lover here! 🙊

jonesr1
Conversationalist

Oh Yeahhh!

gstarnes
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

geoffbernard
Here to help

I have a new avatar. It shows how well Meraki can help you clean up your server room! 

Chris_B
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!  It's me in my "Cisco Live" glasses 👓

Sonia
Comes here often

I have a new avatar 🤣

JoAnneK
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

Travis_Ferris
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

I have a new Avatar with the Slogan !

"Go Green Go Meraki "

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DetroitJeremy
Here to help

I have a new avatar!  It is the same as my old one, just moved 1 pixel over.

KRobert
Head in the Cloud

I have a new avatar! I was fishing...not phishing!

Court
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

HillBilly_NC
Comes here often

I have a new avatar.

PacerX
Getting noticed

@ITSportbiker06 Nice to see a fellow two wheeler on here. 😄

jwhillz
Comes here often

I have a new avatar

IngSuzzy
Here to help

I have a new avatar, me and my minime on the meraki network 2021, shame that the circle cut a part of my mini me.

alemabrahao
A model citizen

I have a new avatar! 😄

pbugnard
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

... and since my Meraki skills are still above that of my cat, I have prefer not to use my cat's photo as an avatar 🙂

pbrand
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar

Jarped
Conversationalist

New avatar, now swag me

Andrei_Cain
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

manezinho
Comes here often

Eu tenho um novo avatar

LuisMartinez1
Just browsing

I have a new avatar! Hopefully I can get some new socks. Mine are stinky from working!

vicapelli
Here to help

I have new avatar!! But i'm not the Meraki gnome 😛

SMontgomery
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! - pic from a previous life 

LFigueredo
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

GustavoRomero
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! 

Me with my legacy but loved Home Full Stack earned with my CMNA some years ago!

Dave
Getting noticed

I updated my avatar as well.

ToryDav
Building a reputation

Cartoon floating head Tory has arrived!

alecgarcia
Comes here often

I have a new avatar! Woot Woot!

Tuan
Here to help

I have a new avatar !

MerakiNorway
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

paul_richardson
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

Joe90bass
New here

I have a new avatar, it’s a superhero badge I was given in a school for fixing some IT issues 🙂

QBM
Here to help

socks.JPGI have a new avatar. If I get the #sock - I will create another new avatar of my feet wearing the socks.

Shadius
Building a reputation

I have a new avatar!

AhmedElsayyed
Conversationalist

 “I have a new avatar!”  😎

rbnielsen
Head in the Cloud

I have a new avatar!

Carlos_Lacerda
Comes here often

I have a new avatar, with huge eyes!! 

😁

Brenogb
New here

I have a new avatar !!!

NodgeB
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! - and old socks with holes in them 😪

Massimiliano
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar, but I'm not blue...

ExcellentEra
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

Polymathink
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar!

angelsanchez
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!, and new to the community but not to the technology. 🙂

Masterlatvia
Conversationalist

I just uploaded a new avatar!

Oleksii
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! )

GuyEP
Just browsing

I have a new avatar. It conveys both my loyalty to Dylan O'Brien's amazing acting skills and my feeling of being overwhelmed with work.

ITJosh
Comes here often

I have a new avatar. I'm going to need some color since Im grayscale.

MeredithW
Community Manager

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

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