Use of the term "Sir"
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Join Date: Jun 2012
12-24-2012, 04:24 PM
Ignoring monkeybones and thanking everyone else for staying on the topic, which is indeed trying to figure out how to balance dialog when writing for a very diverse audience.
It has always struck me as starfleet protocol as presented did indeed adress Senior Officers as 'Sir', yet i am seeing a large number of comments like "not all officers are male" etc etc.
It seems that there is varied opinion on this matter.
Seemed a fair question.
The janeway quote that "despite starfleet protocol" she didn't like being called Sir, is enough for me to consider it Star Trek canon that protocol is indeed that way.
At least for my missions.
I'll be sticking with a variety of Sir, and Addressed by Rank.