Hi. I was wondering if there should be a section mentioning that the Borg are amoral (as referenced by Arturis). That is, they are neither treacherous nor benevolent; they will kill only when necessary. Arturis didn't blame the Borg any more than he'd blame a "force of nature". Chakotay also tangentially referenced the amorality of the Borg when he told the story of the scorpion and the fox. He didn't think them capable of acting in a way outside "their (amoral) nature". Even an evil, say, Romulan would act cooperatively if it were in his best interest: The Borg could not. (They couldn't resist trying to assimilate the inconsequential Voyager even when they were losing billions of drones in their 8472 war, despite it being in their better interest to cooperate fully.)
The Borg wouldn't care to seek revenge, torture, or commit other "evil", immoral actions. But neither would they commit moral, "good" actions, such as helping others. They are just amoral.
I think this is not speculation because we have at least one on-screen description of them this way (there may be more that I'm forgetting.)
--Cepstrum 12:20, October 3, 2010 (UTC)
Can we add sections to this article?
The article has become quite long, and, IMO, has several natural section breaks. These include the first paragraph/intro, the Borg's quest for perfection, their quasi-religious view of particle 010 (Omega Particle), Borg Ethics and Morality, Background Notes, and External Link(s).
Can we discuss this here on the talk page instead of undoing my edits and indirectly discussing it via the "history" section of the article? Thanks! --Cepstrum 11:30, October 4, 2010 (UTC)
- At least an introductory paragraph should be placed before any section header, as that is the norm for our articles (and I'm not yet convinced we need the others). Also, "external links" should be off-site links about the same topic, not some "external see also". -- Cid Highwind 15:14, October 4, 2010 (UTC)
Could we please use the talk page?
User:Sulfur and others have made many useful corrections to my edits to make it conform to MA's guidelines. I'm wondering: could we please use the talk page to discuss further significant changes? I know I'm a dumb newbie, but I'd really appreciate it if we could have a dialogue here. That way I can better learn the "ropes". My apologies for causing trouble if I have. I really don't mean to and will accept the corrections from the pros/vets/admins. I just want to be a positive contributor. It's difficult (and sometimes discouraging) for me to have my significant edits undone without me fully understanding why. And I *don't* want to engage in an edit war: I'll accept your decisions. Please, though, could you discuss them with me here? :)
--Cepstrum 15:11, October 4, 2010 (UTC)
- Can we not add umpteen needless sections to this talk page? Thanks! -- Cid Highwind 15:14, October 4, 2010 (UTC)