Have you read some of the articles on math subjects? It’s like they’re written for mathematicians by mathematicians.

Even some mathematics concepts I have a decent grasp on … the corresponding wikipedia entry reads like an alien language.

https://simple.wikipedia.org/ is a good alternative sometimes and I’m glad it exists, but that’s almost the opposite problem.

It does seem like they make an effort, their style guide starts out with “Probably the hardest part of writing a Wikipedia article on a mathematical topic, and generally any Wikipedia article, is addressing a reader’s level of knowledge.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Mathematics

For a complex topic, what would be a better alternative?

Having a 1000000000 word article that contains all the alien language (jargon) and basic education needed to build up to the explanation?

A short, simple, and completely wrong explanation?

That’s why they made Simple Wikipedia.

Fuck em