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Joined 29 December 2014
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1 year, 4 months and 3 days ago
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te-N ఈ వాడుకరి మాతృభాష తెలుగు.
en-4 This user has near native speaker knowledge of English.
hi-2 इस सदस्य को हिन्दी का मध्यम स्तर का ज्ञान है।
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Krishna Chaitanya Velaga was my previous username. It has been globally renamed to KCVelaga. My real name is my previous username. Welcome to my user page!

I have been to contributing Wikipedia and its sister projects for 4 years, 6 months and 19 days. I predominantly contribute to English Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. I am a grad in Mechanical Engineering. However, owing to my interest in the social sciences, I spend a lot of time reading random topics and articles both on Wikipedia and all over the web. I am also involved in Wikimedia outreach, and have served/serving in various volunteer capacities in the movement; all of this can be read from the later parts of this page.

I have formed a Wiki-club at my grad school, VVIT WikiConnect, and led its first annual plan. I was a corporal with the National Cadet Corps for two years, which led to me develop an interest in military affairs, and history in general. I am a University Innovation Fellow of Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University, since March 2018.

on-Wiki contributions

English Wikipedia

I have been contributing to English Wikipedia since 2014, and I consider it as my home Wikimedia project. Initially, I started off with creating articles of Indian military officers (three-star generals or higher equivalents) and various corps of the Indian Army. Later on, I shifted my focus on developing quality content, and created several good articles, A-class and featured articles/lists. I also spent a lot of time on article quality processes, and have reviewed more than 125 good article nominations as of May 2019. I was extensively involved with WikiProject Military History, and served as a project coordinator between 2017 and 2018. I facilitated the formation of "Indian military history working group" which later graduated from project's incubator, and was set up a full-fledged task force, Indian military history task force. After working on making Field marshal (India) a good topic, I am currently working on making Param Vir Chakra a good topic, which includes 21 recipients of India's highest military decoration, the designer, and the award's main article.

OOjs UI icon article-ltr.svg Articles showcase OOjs UI icon articleSearch-rtl.svg Reviews
Original Barnstar Hires 2.svg Barnstars  XTools logo (icon).svg XTools [edit] Analysis
RedaktionHund.svg Rights: autopatrolled, event coordinator, extended confirmed user, page mover,
mass message sender, new page reviewer, pending changes reviewer, rollbacker

Wikimedia Commons

In the beginning, I only used and contributed to Wikimedia Commons for my needs on English Wikipedia. Later I got more involved in the project after organising a couple of Wiki Loves campaigns. I believe that not each and every photograph that is being uploaded should be of use on a Wikimedia project; the project has a scope to serve the greater purpose of hosting freely licensed media, usable by anyone (even outside Wikimedia), for any purpose. Having said that, I would expect a minimum amount of encyclopedic value that can find usage somewhere. After Wikigraphists Bootcamp, I have started contributing to vector graphics (currently intermediate skills), and have basic photography skills. Whenever I find the time, I try to help with requests at the Graphic Lab and keep vectorising the files listed at Category:Images that should use vector graphics.

Upload (89524) - The Noun Project.svg All uploads SVG logo.svg SVGs
Quality images logo.svg Quality images Valued image seal.svg Valued images
Cscr-featured.svg Featured pictures XTools logo (icon).svg XTools [edit] Analysis
RedaktionHund.svg Rights: image reviewer, file mover, rollbacker,
Upload Wizard campaign editor + OTRS member


I have been contributing to Wikidata since 2017, after attending a training event by Asaf Bartov. I used to generally update military related items, but only after attending the Advanced Wikidata Training, I am able to unleash the true potential of Wikidata, through tools such as OpenRefine, Tabernacle, and Query service. I use these to clean and import large datasets into Wikidata, such as the census. I started the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana portals under WikiProject India. I do some anti-vandal fighting every now and then, with the help of Vandalism Dasboard. Some of my projects are; Wikidata:IND/AP/2011 Census import (Mandal), Wikidata:IND/AP/2001 Census import (Mandal), Wikidata:IND/T/2011 Census import (Mandal).

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Waricon.svg Military History Newcomer of the Year [2016], WikiProject Military History, English Wikipedia
Wikimedia India logo.svg Featured Wikimedian of the Month [January 2017], Wikimedia India
Symbol support vote.svg 2nd Place, GA Cup [2016–2017], WikiProject Good articles, English Wikipedia
Yogo2783 Close crop.JPG Awesome Wikipedian [22 September 2017], WikiProject Quality Article Improvement, English Wikipedia
WikiCup Medal Gold GA.png Strongest Contribution of Good Article Reviews, WikiCup 2017, English Wikipedia
GLAM Barnstar.svg Star Coordinator [January – March 2018], The Wikipedia Libraryon WMF blog


Events organised

Campaigns organised


Presented at

Participated in

Wikimedia India logo.svg Wikimedia India Member of Executive Committee [May 2017 – September 2018]
US-O11 insignia.svg WikiProject Military History, English WikipediaCoordinator [September 2017 – September 2018]
Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library
Wikipedia and Education User Group Logo (without text).svg Wikipedia & Education User GroupBoard Member [October 2018 – present]
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg Member of Project Grants Committee [December 2018 – present]




I can help you with ...

English Wikipedia

  • Training on English Wikipedia; good enough to write an article;
    potentially take it to DYK
  • Send mass messages, please see WP:MassMessage
  • Reviewing a Good Article (GA) nomination or Did You Know (DYK) nomination
  • Help with finding sources related Indian military history
  • Creating a illustration (intermediate-level) for any article you are working on

Wikimedia Commons

  • Training on Wikimedia Commons; intro, copyrights, licensing, categorisation, community guidelines and some tools
  • Vectorise any illustration, see Graphic Lab
  • Create an intermediate level logo for any event or a group
  • Process an OTRS ticket
  • Do a License review


  • Training on Wikidata overall
  • Training on basic Wikidata Query
  • Training on importing datasets using OpenRefine
  • Training on tools such as Tabernacle, Wikidata game etc.


  • Help with developing an outreach activity (workshop or edit-a-thon) or any project on English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata
  • Stuff related to The Wikipedia Library (accounts, 1lib1ref etc.)
  • Organising Wiki Loves X campaigns
  • Help with developing an activites related to Wikimedia and Education
  • Developing a Grant proposal (Rapid, Project, Conference and Event)


... anything else, just ask!