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

MeredithW
Community Manager

MerakiCommunity-AvatarChallenge-01.png

 

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:

avatar-1.png

 

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):

avatar-2.png

 

 

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
RussWorfolk
Comes here often

Yes, I have a new avatar!

WVI
Just browsing

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

ChrisTaylor
Just browsing
I have a new avatar! GEAUX TIGERS!!
RobEnde
Conversationalist
I have a new avatar
FelipePerrone
Meraki Employee

I have a new avatar! Smiley Very Happy

scottm
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

 

 

lectern
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

Ferdy
Here to help

I have a new avatar! Anyone who can guess what kind of animal I am? Smiley Tongue

CoreRecon
Comes here often

I HAVE A NEW AVATAR!

 

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?

Merakian
Here to help

I have a new avatar #merakiansmile

Atari007
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar

 

Its me on Splash Mountain.   Wheeeeeeeeee!!

T1
Getting noticed

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

RussR
Here to help
I have a new avatar!
Kent
Here to help

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

Ciscomancer
Comes here often

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.

Kirk
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! 

 

Huge Sword Art Online fan. If you haven't seen it, you should!

Kirk_Steinklaub
Here to help

I have a new Avatar!!!

BeachBum
Here to help

I have a new avatar

PetterO
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

Kudos if you can figure out from which location this stunning selfie was taken Smiley Happy

Maliek
Comes here often

I have a new avatar! 

EddCMX
Here to help

I Have a new Avatar!!! 😄 

Beanburgh
Conversationalist

MrBean.jpg

 

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

 

 

dkelsen
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

sdfzaq0420
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!!Smiley LOL

strat
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

 

👍

djfrankf
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

KJKUESTER
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!  My dog Bucky.....feeling very studious since being introduced to Meraki!  Smiley LOL

Phill_Northwood
Here to help

I have a new avatar! 

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

Kamome
Getting noticed
I have a new avatar! I've changed from cartoon cat to real big cat.
ASA-FTD
Getting noticed
I have a new avatar!
Peter_P
Here to help

I have a new avatar! 😉 Can we have them squared??? 

NeroConsulting
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! #WorkLifeBalance

Jason_Reed
Here to help

I have a new Avatar!!!

meraki2champion
Getting noticed

i have a new avatar     

winners never quit and quitors never win 

Marr
Comes here often

I have a new avatar, and its about to be beaten by Avengers Endgame!  lol

 

DrBski
Just browsing

I have a new avatar!

KiwiTim
Comes here often

I have a new avatar.

 

My vote for our new flag. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Peak_flag

meraki2champion
Getting noticed

lol i now have a new avatar  wir winnen mussenlol i now have a new avatar wir winnen mussen

sthornburn
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

 

Well, It's not exactly 'new', but I still love it

drgnslyr
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar!  Been my online avatar for many places.

BrechtSchamp
Kind of a big deal

I have a new avatar!

dbenner
Here to help
I, too, have a new avatar.
KostasX
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

Francesca
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

Best Regards

 

Rich_NTT
Just browsing

“I have a new avatar!”

VinnieB
Just browsing

I have a new avatar!

 

Kitesurfing takes me to the cloud

Timo3
Here to help

I have a new avatar! And I really want such a gnome for my office! Smiley Very Happy They're soo coool! Smiley Wink

BoChristensen
Just browsing

I have a new avatar , A Cool one too (but He's lonely)

MauroM
Comes here often

I have a new avatar !

BusinessMobile
Just browsing

I have a new avatar

Fmeltzer
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar ! Smiley Happy  get a super hero

rbnielsen
Head in the Cloud

I have a new (old) avatar!

nealgs
Building a reputation

I've updated mine aswell 🙂

abrischristian
Comes here often

I have a new avatar! 😄

jroegner
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar

 

Warriors @ Oracle Arena

Cygnuz
Conversationalist

I have a new Avatar... too!

Erik_Dahl
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

StephenC
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!

XitijShah
Conversationalist

 I have a new avatar...

Quote on the shirt :- Whoever is Jealous of me get on the sidelines and observe...

Carnialman
Here to help

I have a new avatar

You now that is really what we will do in the future! That is what we'll do when we're retired from work 😄

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m_rueckoldt
Here to help

I have a new avatar! Smiley Wink

Haydn
Getting noticed
I have a new avatar!
Veldleeu
Here to help

Done!

TKaae
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! Now hand over the gnomes 🙂

Niels-itp
New here
Meraki Swag? Offcourse I'll change my avatar!
GaryShainberg
Building a reputation

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

 

Me with Betty, she is 3 months oldMe with Betty, she is 3 months old

Chicks Delta, Echo and Foxtrot about 20 days oldChicks Delta, Echo and Foxtrot about 20 days old

Francis
Here to help

I have a new Avatar!

#Meraki

#MerakiSwag

#CiscoSmallBusiness

#CiscoMeraki

#SmallandMighty

Rg196h
Comes here often

I have a new avatar! #Philippines

StevenW
Conversationalist

I have a new Avatar - Summers here 🙂

Steve-G
Conversationalist

“I have a new avatar” I am the coolest Gnome on the block!!

dheepnet
New here

I have a new avatar --> almost me.

JWvE
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar! It is an interpreters badge from WW1.

alexnilsson
Here to help

I have a new avatar! 

ShaunLee75
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

 

Before Meraki...Before Meraki...

 

After Meraki...After Meraki...

 

Bring out your inner Gnome!

rock3t_singh
Here to help

I have a new avatar!

Nick
Head in the Cloud

I have a new avatar.....*

 

 

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

ColtsFan
Conversationalist
I have an updated Avatar.. rock the Colts!
kdavis
Here to help
I have a new avatar! Check it out!
Aaron_Wilson
A model citizen

I have a new avatar!

Techimike
Just browsing

I have a new avatar!  It's what all my neighbors must think with lab wifi and my regular wifi all up at the same time!

Davidari
Just browsing

I'm an avatar!

Peter_Avino
Just browsing

I have a new avatar #greenshirtsocksandpants

 

Peter_Avino
Just browsing

I have a new avatar #tognomemeistoloveme

 

mattia
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar! opted for 'consistency' 

francktls
Getting noticed

I have a new avatar !

 

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

KarimK
New here

I have a new avatar! 🙂

MarkB2
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar. He is who I aspire to be.

BOFH
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!

lukemason
Conversationalist
I have a new avatar!
txhomer
Conversationalist

I have a new avatar!!! 

Jack1313
Comes here often

I have a new avatar with a picture from Pandora. 

mm_andres9
Comes here often

I have a new avatar!!!!!!