Share your expertise --- and get to know your fellow community members (Win an iPad)

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Nov 22nd, 2010

Cisco Support Community is a place for network technology professionals worldwide.  You post questions, answer those from your fellow community members or read our latest community blog posts.  It’s truly a community.

Why not share a little more about yourself on your profile with the community?   Others would be interested to know what you do at work, what certifications you’ve attained & what domain expertise you bring to the community.  Why not also post a photo of yourself?  As a registered  member of our community, you have full control over your profile page.  Why not take advantage of it?

Cisco Support Community has a new campaign to give you a little nudge.  If you  update your Biography and Expertise fields in your CSC profile before February 17th  2011, your name will be entered into a contest, and you could win one of two Apple iPads.*  (Limit one prize per household.)  We will also be featuring our community’s most creative profiles!

So, update your community profile today!

To participate in the contest, login to CSC, click on “Account” - profile - "Actions" widget - edit profile.

* For complete contest rules

Good luck!

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Overall Rating: 5 (19 ratings)
burleyman Mon, 11/22/2010 - 12:54

Oh sure another contest for Maria to scam on.....

Maria, remember to include your friends on the secret to wining this one...


I would put my picture up here but I would be afraid that all of Cisco would crash due to the extremely high volume of women visitors that will surly flock here to gaze on the unedited masculinity and good looks of yours truly "Burleyman" aka "Cross-over cable guy".....just sayin'


Daniel Bruhn Mon, 11/22/2010 - 13:01


I actually took your picture crashing the servers into account.  That is the reason  you only need to update your "bio" and "expertise" to be entered in the contest



Jon Marshall Mon, 11/22/2010 - 15:19


Oh sure another contest for Maria to scam on.....

your'e not wrong about this. Weirdly Maria updated just about everything in her profile etc. yesterday and then this ipad thing comes out today. Seems like a lot more than just coincidence to me. Mind you, we all know Maria's many talents so it probably wouldn't take much for her to hack into Cisco's computer systems ! I expect to see a pink star next to her name any day now.

By the way, talking of stars, belated congatulatons on gold star


marikakis Mon, 11/22/2010 - 15:33

My God, this thread is so funny!!!

It will take much more for me to win this time. I must find a way to become a legal resident of the USA or Canada before contest ends. I've been reading the rules of the game as usual.

"1. ELIGIBILITY. This Promotion is open to individuals age 18 or older who are legal residents of the fifty United States, D.C. and Canada (excluding Quebec)."

So, yes, Dan has thought pretty much everything this time. I have the entire Atlantic this time between me and the prize and not just 100ms or some multiples of 100ms depending on protocol used. And I will have to find a job in a company not associated with the sponsor. And even then I will have to face the random drawing (which is the easiest part ). And even if I manage to win I will probably not use the prize, 'cause I'm not much of a gadget person.

I also forgot to mention that I am less than 18!

Leo Laohoo Mon, 11/22/2010 - 15:43

"1. ELIGIBILITY. This Promotion is open to individuals age 18 or older who are legal residents of the fifty United States, D.C. and Canada (excluding Quebec)."

Oh nuts.  So how many of those 4500's do I have to "stack" to be able to propel Australia closer to US and Canada?
marikakis Mon, 11/22/2010 - 16:03

Jon and Leo are right. I might just use a couple of cretan guns to kindly persuade Dan to give me at least one of the prizes and let formal procedures go. Or both prizes.

A more kind procedure would be me sending my resume to Juniper and hack Cisco's computers afterwards. I bet you won't put that in the news Dan, will you?

Jon Marshall Mon, 11/22/2010 - 15:38


And even taking all that into consideration how suprised do you think we will be when we find out you are one of the 2 winners. None of the above are showstoppers with your many talents


Daniel Bruhn Tue, 11/23/2010 - 17:52


Contrary to popular belief, I didn't intentionally leave out Greece to exclude you from the contest   Every country has different laws regarding contests, so it's impossible for us to include everyone.  Be assured we'll continue working on ways to include as many members as possible for contests moving forward.



Daniel Bruhn Tue, 11/23/2010 - 17:54


Ironically, I was thinking the same thing.  I'm wondering if Maria is watching me while I type this message



Leo Laohoo Mon, 11/22/2010 - 15:42

And even taking all that into consideration how suprised do you think we will be when we find out you are one of the 2 winners.

Wrong.  She might be both the winners.  He he he ...
marikakis Mon, 11/22/2010 - 19:26

Ok, it took me some time to find a more realistic solution. That would be blackmail of course.

Dan, if by any chance you are thinking of "featuring" my "creative" profile, you need to give me something, 'cause you can't buy me with just stars and leaderboards, etc. Otherwise my "creative" profile will simply disappear!

Rob Huffman Tue, 11/23/2010 - 06:00

Hey Dan,

Pretty cool buddy!

Thanks for making this open to Canada. As there are only a few Canuck's posting here,

I think one of the iPads should be reserved for a Canadian hahahahahahaha!!

I would be very wary of Maria these days, have a look at her Alternate Phone number

info from her Bio;

170 Maria is a Main belt asteroid. It is an S-type asteroid.

It is the namesake of the Maria asteroid family.

It was discovered by J. Perrotin on January 10, 1877. Its orbit was computed by Antonio Abetti, and the asteroid was named after his sister, Maria.

An occultation of a star by Maria was observed from Manitoba, Canada, on June 10, 1997.

Also, thanks for advising Mike on the "no photo necessary" clause. I am worried that that may

crash if he were to add one, I do think however, that Mike should be encouraged to post a "full audio" clip

of his CSC-Rock Star lyrics

Leo, please be satisfied with the fact that you live in one of the most beautiful countries in the entire world. You

don't need an iPad, just a day at the beach with a full cooler and a Barbie! Cheers!

Jon, please try to keep a close eye on Maria You know all too well that she may be able to trick us all

into believing she has moved to San Francisco. She is a "Master" of disguises and can manipulate Dan quite


Cheers! And best of luck!


Jon Marshall Tue, 11/23/2010 - 06:11


Jon, please try to keep a close eye on Maria

I try to but keeping track of all of Maria activities would require the full time attentions of half of Interpol so it's a big ask for just one person


marikakis Tue, 11/23/2010 - 08:19

Rob, you are a genius! Thanks for reminding me the asteroid option to get closer to Canada!

Just to be clear, the things in my profile are not all things that I myself necessarily do. I'm interested in those things though from time to time depending on myself, my friends and my brothers. In this community I've been influenced by many members. I try to get the good stuff from everyone and that makes my participation more fun and rewarding, so I recommend it to everyone. Don't just post you "useful" posts, but also watch how others are playing.

I am not manipulating Dan. It's been some time ago that I noticed how wicked this moderator is, so I watched him closely and if I'm doing anything, then that would be playing his own game!   I suspect he has deliberately set me up to lose this game, so he can feature my creative profile afterwards without giving me anything!!! He's taking his revenge. But be careful Dan, 'cause it can backfire!

Jon, if there is anyone in the forum that can stop me from doing evil things, then that would be you! The others are afraid to try to stop me! Rob is a smart guy and he easily figured you would be the man for the job!

I always wanted to make my profile more interesting, but you know how the forums are. You need to supply full impressive resume and multiple badges to get anyone to listen to what you are saying or even just behave with some fundamental respect. I've been recently influenced by the profiles of Steven Holl and Nicolas Darchis. Especially when I saw the profile of Nicolas I felt my profile was too boring (i.e. my own pictures ).

Daniel Bruhn Tue, 11/23/2010 - 18:02


I think we all need to keep a close eye on Maria.  Our name may magically change from CSC to Mariaville



marikakis Wed, 11/24/2010 - 14:54


You mean there is no revenge, no passion, no nothing? Damn! Can you at least make possible for Mike to upload his photo? 'Cause after watching Brad Pitt in Fight Club for a while, I feel like I really need something more powerful. Otherwise I will have to just wear my pink stuff and have fun at the beach with Leo, which is something I would like to avoid at all costs.

BTW: Once upon a time I was in a hurry and I accidentally went to work wearing a pink t-shirt and holding 2 pink bags. Needless to say the colleagues seized the day to call me Barbie, which was unfair since I am a Pink Panther.

Also, I wasn't watching while you were typing that message Dan. Contrary to popular belief, even we superheros need to get some sleep from time to time. My subconscious was fully aware of your wicked actions though!

In addition, all of you, have in mind that just keeping a close eye on me is simply not enough. If you do catch me in the act, you will have to decide whether you can actually do something about it, which is an entirely different story!

Finally, I don't have to officially change the name of CSC to Mariaville. In fact I would like to keep a low profile (!!!) and I will just make Mariaville the de facto name for CSC. Hope that's ok with you guys.


Rob Huffman Thu, 11/25/2010 - 06:33

Hey Maria,

We probably won't be able to rouse Mr.Bruhn today with it being the

American Thanksgiving Holiday. I imagine Dan will be lounging on a couch

after eating copious amounts of Turkey and far too much Pie

So, with him gone for the day it's a perfect time to change your badge color to Pink

and make Mariaville the Official name for CSC.  Hahahahaha!

We can also use your super-powers to virtually relocate you to Canada and make you

eligible for the contest

"While the Cats away the Mice will play!" they say.



PS: I'm just waiting for Mike to make the formal request to make Burleyville the de facto name for CSC!

Or maybe Leoland for Leo or Jonstowne for Jon   Sweet!

marikakis Thu, 11/25/2010 - 08:31

Rob, I knew it would be Thanksgiving today!!! Besides, my post was written in such a manner that it would be difficult for the members I've been teasing to respond even while being at work or somewhere around. I have some privileges and I sometimes take advantage of them with no remorse!

marikakis Thu, 11/25/2010 - 09:39

See who's here Rob? Right here, right now, just to confirm that he didn't respond to me so far because he couldn't! So, how well do you all think the keep-a-close-eye-on-maria mission is going to go?

Daniel Bruhn Thu, 11/25/2010 - 08:40


Just when you thought I was on the couch asleep from my turkey coma I've come to rain on your parade   I'm always watching you



marikakis Thu, 11/25/2010 - 11:57

Ok, I will shift shape now.

Dan, I echo Rob's suggestion and hope you have a good time with your family these days. The previous year you were very busy with the new site even during weekends and holidays. I intended to open a "CSC birthday" thread, but I don't have a lot of time to handle multiple threads. And now Leo will start a thread with my great idea, but I don't mind because I have at least one good idea per hour. Besides, when people "borrow" my ideas they just boost my ego even further.

Also, having some time with your kids can help you keep in shape Dan. 'Cause man, you have many kids around here!

Rob Huffman Thu, 11/25/2010 - 09:53

Hey Dan,

Drat!! Busted by the man!

Please disregard all correspondence between Maria and I from earlier today

Maria ....we will calculate about 5 hours out from now (5:00PM PTE) before any changes

take place at Mariaville .....oops! I mean CSC.

Take some time off my friend to enjoy with your family!



PTE = Post Turkey Eating

Rob Huffman Sat, 11/27/2010 - 08:25

Hi Maria,

It worries me that you have now become a "Shape Shifter" my friend

How are we going to keep an eye on you when we don't know what

you've morphed into. Hahahahahaha!

Please don't shape shift into Leo or Mike. One of each of them is

enough for CSC



Leo Laohoo Sun, 11/28/2010 - 13:57

Please don't shape shift into Leo or Mike. One of each of them is enough for CSC

You need to be someone desperate enough to win an iPad if you find the need/urge to shift to me.  Not a welcoming sight ... at least that's what my "shrink" said before he shot himself and fell of the cliff and on top a garden of cactus.  Coroner couldn't determine what killed him.


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