[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
nmemmert
Here to help

I have a new avatar! What do you think?

NolanHerring
Kind of a big deal

Mine isn't new, but it is however, just right.

KaylaEik
Here to help

I have a new avatar!  A little Cisco Live US love! Woman Very Happy  

#CiscoMoon

MerakiGuy90
Here to help

I have a new avatar!!! 

awd2010
Here to help

I have a new avatar! Go ravens 🙂

dalmiroy2k
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar! 

frankbeaudry
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! It's a picture of me carrying my adorable daughter. She's just so darn cute!

harrys
Here to help

I have a new avatar! During work I access my nets via TCP over IP. During free time I access my nets via boat over lake.

5SRichmond
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

Stealth_Network
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar!

SteveOrfanos
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!!!!!!!

vassallon
Head in the Cloud

I have the same avatar! Sorry I don't see that any customization need to be made to mine. 

nshirey
Here to help

 “I have a new avatar!” but not really that new... 🙂

jbhehoman
Here to help
I have a new avatar!
KaylaEik
Here to help

A little Cisco Live US love!  🙂  

flightmedic02
Comes here often

#newavatar Smiley Happy

StucksNet
Comes here often
I have a new avatar! ?
Ryano
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

Dwayne
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar - Got it 🙂 

WldWzl
Here to help

New to the community and new avatar.

PS_Mike
Here to help

I have a new avatar. 

TehArchitect
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

DeoRaj
Here to help

My avatar is same but with new Time Stamp.

SLR
Building a reputation

 

meraki1.jpgI have a new one too but it won't rotate no matter how I save it. 😞

RobL
Just browsing
I updated my avatar.
Buya
Conversationalist

I have a new Avatar!

scubawill
New here

I have a new avatar! Cat Very Happy

Network-dad
A model citizen

I have a new avatar! (Well not new but still good looking...lol)

GK_bradhaynes
Comes here often
I tried to be serious but the smile came through. Just an old dog learnin' new tricks.
Vaibhav546
Just browsing

“I have a new avatar” 

LBendelow
Comes here often

I have a new avatar - courtesy of CiscoLive!!! 

DanStewart
Here to help

I have a new avatar! Went with the cartoon style

tkozicki
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! "Get me a vodka rocks...and a piece of toast"

Cap
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

 

MattSmithkey
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!?

marjosantos
Comes here often
I have a new avatar
Erik_N
Conversationalist
I have a new avatar! Boarding on the Flowrider is my weekend stress reliever.
Freddy
Just browsing

Done!

Robthesoundguy
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar. It's a picture of my three month old daughter and I. My wife happened to catch the perfect picture of her smiling at me. 

Field-M
Comes here often
I’ve updated my avatar (with another famous gnome friend)
Josh7
Just browsing

I have a new avatar! 😄 

spwan3
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!. Can I have the gnome with Cisco in his hand? Please!!!!!!!

MrJeffAnderson
Here to help

“I have a new avatar!”

 

And would love a "selection of Meraki swag with value not exceeding USD 50.00"!

NFAADK
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar.

JPaul
Conversationalist
I have a new avatar! Hope you like
Matt_Kaiser
Here to help

I have a new Avatar! 

Jagatiya143
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!!!!!

mtz4718
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! cause

 

Hyperloop
Conversationalist

my original was pretty cool, Canadian flag, but new one is even cooler.  I bought this at Cisco Live.  Loving the new Cisco Girl swag!  I have a new avatar!

Shera
Comes here often

I have updated my avatar!

Jagatiya143
Conversationalist

 

 

I have a new avatar!!!!!

MichelRueger
Building a reputation

I have a new avatar

enbrander3
Just browsing

I have a new avatar!

 

 

 

 

jlandky
Here to help
I have an old avatar. Just can't change the Meraki Hawaiian shirt.
Hawk
Comes here often

I have a new avatar! I would love to take a Meraki gnome on a Travelling gnome vacation!

 

LTDTechnology
Comes here often

I have a new avatar, even though it’s the one I always use when I sign up for a new account. 

JorgePerez-SRF
New here

I have a new avatar! this way you can have an idea of who you are talking to 😄

CoulsonTech
Just browsing
I have a new avatar! #honeybees
ASheppard970
Here to help

"I have a new Avatar!"  So I created my "Little Buddy", LANMAN, out of different covers from fiber optic patch cables and SFPs.  LC, ST, SC, etc. plus a little CA glue makes for a pretty cool little minifig!

 

lanman2.JPG

LeandroJP
Here to help

I have a new avatar

wsudman
Comes here often

“I have a new avatar!”

JohnnyG
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! It's a picture that my five year-old took of himself this morning. I think it's pretty neat.

JonViveiros
Comes here often

I have a new avatar! Need input!

ham737
Here to help

I have a new avatar! Its my BitMoji Self! 

ArmandoNolasco
Comes here often
I have a new avatar!! #Merakifying
Travis_Ferris
Conversationalist
I have a new avatar!
CEDEI
Just browsing

I have a new avatar!

amuntalc
Just browsing

I have a new avatar! The legend

AshD
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!!

David_San
Just browsing

 

I have a new avatar!

jdsilva
Kind of a big deal

I have a new avatar! And by new I mean old.

 

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BeatIT_es
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! Old stuff sounds better. Gimme gnomes 🙂

Connectech
Conversationalist
I have an old avatar and I'm scared of the Gnomes.
ajsoto25
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar !!! With that 80's look 

Hak7
Here to help

Hi guys

 

i have a new avatar

 

enjoy by checking it.

jpoplees
Conversationalist
I have a new avitar!
jc_rm
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! Well, new for meraki anyway.

slammmmer
Comes here often

I have a new avatar.  This little guy wants the gnome!

stfudonny
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!!!

merakicomm
Just browsing

I have a new avatar. Now Can I have the Gnome please

Davarga
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! Smiley LOL36DC0B2A-071A-4E5C-8C98-35641B307203.jpeg

 

AppleWisdom
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar....

David_law
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! 

errm
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

BogoMips
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar. I feel much better now. I really do.

rbenator
Comes here often

Most productive thing I've done today.  Kidding.  But yes, now I have a new avatar.

m00ndogg
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

 

This Gnome is one of my favorites to share a tasty beverage with!!

...At least until I win my own Meraki Gnome!!!

MMoss
Building a reputation

I have a new avatar!, it's also making me correct highlighted error's that don't exist!

Mathias
Comes here often

I have a new avatar. With sting! 

RJordan-CCS
Getting noticed

Swiper the Dog says hello from his (my) new Avatar 

And after reading the fine print:   I have a new avatar!

jerryp
Comes here often

I have a new Avatar "Member?... Oh yeah I Member"

Jerod
Conversationalist