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

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:

 

00000IMG_00000_BURST20190618124647392_COVER.jpgMS looking very professional

 

00100dPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20190618124801312_COVER.jpgAP 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"):

avatar-3.pngFirst crop: Profile avatar

avatar-4.pngSecond crop: Message avatar

That’s it! You’ll be redirected to your profile page, which will show this message:avatar-5.pngSuccess!

 

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

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Yes, I have a new avatar!

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I have a new avatar! Happy 50th for landing on the Moon!

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It's not actually me, it's my cat.

Well not actually my cat, it's Goose from Captain Marvel, but if he was Goose from Top Gun.

I do have a cat that looks just like him though, but his name is Torracat, like the Pokemon.

I also have another cat that looks nothing like either of these two. Her name is Citrix. She sucks.

 

Did you know that if you work as a Sys Admin at a Naval base supporting student pilots, and then act like you have never heard of Top Gun before, everyone will freak out like you have a third head and start quoting movie lines at you?

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I have a new avatar! But I'd like to see MDM feature updates more often than marketing campaigns.

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My new avatar is a pic i snapped of my dog when we were skijoring on a cold winter night in Alaska. It has a very hyno-toad vibe.

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I have a new avatar. Mr. Bean (my real name) as he would appear in the movie "Avatar" for my avatar.

 

 

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(its me photographing rollerderby with my 800mm novoflex follo focus lens :-) )

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So here is my new Avatar, it is paying homage to my latest European Eagle Owl Chick called "Echo" who is 30 days old.

 

an extra brownie point for anyone who, perhaps is not to squeamish  guessing whats disappearing .......

 

Thought I would share my hobby :-)

 

Here is also a picture of a sibling from an earlier clutch called "Bravo" AKA "Betty" and she is 3 months old

 

IMG_0921.jpgMe with Betty, she is 3 months old

IMG_0983.jpgChicks Delta, Echo and Foxtrot about 20 days old

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Bring out your inner Gnome!

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*Not all of that sentence is correct. But this is an actual image of me. These are rare and usually quite scary...

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Take from the best place in SF, the Meraki roof top terraza Heart

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