Wikipedia is basically a file of common sense. It has the common sense consensus views of people who care enough to write and edit articles. This is very, very useful, but it breaks down sometimes.
Wikipedia is at its most reliable when:
- Someone cares enough to write a good article
Also important to understand: people who write Wikipedia articles are usually very interested in their subject. They can be hard to understand for people who are not very interested in their subject. If you’re really confused, check out Simple English Wikipedia or ask someone who knows more about it.