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KCVelaga

Joined 29 December 2014
About me
1 year, 8 months and 30 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, 11 months and 15 days. I predominantly contribute to English Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. I studied Mechanical Engineering for bachelors, and currently pursing masters in Social Design from Ambedkar University Delhi. 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, and was an University Innovation Fellow of Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University.



on-Wiki contributions

English WikipediaEdit

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
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RedaktionHund.svg Rights: autopatrolled, event coordinator, extended confirmed user, page mover,
mass message sender, new page reviewer, pending changes reviewer, rollbacker

Wikimedia CommonsEdit

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
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RedaktionHund.svg Rights: image reviewer, file mover, rollbacker,
Upload Wizard campaign editor + OTRS member

WikidataEdit

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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Wiki-awards
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

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Roles
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 WMF Project Grants Committee [December 2018 – present]
LUSITANA WLM 2011 d.svg Member of Wiki Loves Monuments International team [June 2019 – present]
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg Member of WMF Communications committee [November 2019 – present]

Miscellaneous

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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

Wikidata

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

Outreach

  • 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)

Miscellaneous

... anything else, just ask!