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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 since 2014. I predominantly contribute to English Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. I currently an undergrad student, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, at VVIT. But I am more interested in social sciences. So I spend a lot of time reading random topics and articles both on Wikipedia and other sites about social sciences, and strongly advocate multidisciplinary approach for an excellent education. I was also a cadet of 2 (A) Armd Sqn, Guntur Group HQ, under the National Cadet Corps, and a University Innovation Fellow of Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University.

Initially, I was only involved online, and later after attending Train the Trainer 2017 by CIS-A2K, I have been extensively involved in offline and outreach activities as well. I've organised edit-a-thons, conferences, photo-walks, campaigns etc. A complete list of these, and other projects that I am/was involved in can seen on my events & outreach page. I've also served on various roles in various Wikimedia organisations and programs, a list of these can be seen along with the recognitions/awards I've received till date on my roles and recognitions page. I also maintain a public record of my Wikimedia-related compensations/reimbursements. After a series of outreach efforts, I've founded a Wiki-club in my college, VVIT WikiConnect.

English Wikipedia contributions

INS Vikrant (R11), my first featured article.

I consider English Wikipedia as home-wiki, and also the majority of the contributions are on it. I mostly contribute to the articles related to Indian military history. In the beginning, I used to create articles, but later appreciated article assessments and focused on developing good, A-class and featured content. After some time, I got interested in the reviewing processes–the list of my reviews can be seen on this page. These pages also contain the barnstars I've received in those areas. Apart from these, on daily basis, I do deletion sorting and non-admin closures at articles for deletion, and try fix errors on pages from the category of pages with URL errors and maintenance categories.

I've reviewed 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment for GA assessment. It was probably the lengthiest and most gruelling of my reviews.

Wikimedia Commons contributions

Leapfrogging Diagram Step 1, an SVG created by me.

Apart from general uploads, I create and upload vector versions for the files from Category:Images that should use vector graphics, with knowledge and skills acquired during Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India) (thanks to User:Shyamal), a program that I lead. I also do translations, generally into Telugu, or any other language upon request of other users. If you want an SVG file to be localised into a local language, please ask, I'll be happy to help. Lately, I've also started working on requests at the Graphics Lab. All my SVG uploads can be seen at this category. On a daily basis, I add missing descriptions and work with categories. I also perform license reviews.

Wikidata contributions

I've started contributing to Wikidata from September, after attending a workshop by User:Asaf (WMF) in September 2017. It was conducted as a part of a series of Wikidata trainings in India. I generally take good articles on English Wikipedia and improve their respective items on Wikidata. On Wikidata, I am concerned about the lack of attention given to references. I play The Wikidata and The Distributed Wikidata game regularly. I am also active at WikiProject India.


User language
en-4 This user has near native speaker knowledge of English.
te-N ఈ వాడుకరి మాతృభాష తెలుగు.
hi-2 इस सदस्य को हिन्दी का मध्यम स्तर का ज्ञान है।
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I am an OTRS agent. My user rights; on English Wikipedia—autoreviewer, eventcoordinator, extendedconfirmed, extendedmover, massmessage-sender, patroller, reviewer, rollbacker; on Wikimedia Commons—image-reviewer, filemover, upwizcampeditors. If I can be of help to you with any of these rights, please ask, I'll be glad to do so. I also have a collection of templates, links, tools, and syntaxes, that I regularly use while editing. If you're interested, please see my quick links page. I mark most of the edits to my user-pages (including sub-pages) as minor-edits on all Wikis. My global contributions count to around 35,000, as of 10:06, 23 September 2018 (UTC).

Disclaimer: I contribute to the Wikimedia projects, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in volunteer role.
However, the Wikimedia Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Committed identity: 2e25f68001383b624feb29a03a77eb41 is a md5 commitment to this user's real-life identity.