The times I've seen it done have usually been too little, too late -- or too much, too soon --
And once I wish there had been a \"broadcast\", because it would've saved my congregation a $900 phone bill and some threats of violence, if we'd known not to take a fellow in.
OTOH, there was a marking/disfellowshipping/split, a real mess, years ago, and some of the whole episode was silly and needless, and some of it was badly handled --
So, because of that, even though the core beginning of the troubles were centered around one prickly divisive man, Mike didn't feel he could accept the montrous labels being put on the brother without getting to know the man himself.
That was a bumpy ride! It did in the end work out that we could no longer work in harness with that man.