Thanks for this very interesting thread, jw facts and all your efforts! Much appreciated.
I keep reading about how elders supposedly don't read these letters. Really? I have a hard time believing that. Just seems to me that most people's curiosity would get the better of them. And perhaps, in private, those letters do get read by somebody, even if the rest of the body doesn't see them. Not that I know, I'm just surmising.
What I love about using the word 'annull' in any letter is that it would probably confuckle the recipients no end, although if this method is used in profusion, the confuckle value might diminish. "Brother so-and-so - what do we do in this instance? Do we df? do we treat as da'd? Haven't seen this before, not sure how to proceed." Maybe the letter recipient thinks he needs to 'share the letter' with another brother to receive 'guidance' - so the letter gets read again! 'Perhaps Brooklyn or Legal needs to be involved'. The letter then gets forwarded. Ha, I love it!
Whatever works! I'm dreaming of a room FILLED with just such letters...files and files and files of them. I bet the 'legal' department is the fastest growing sector of the borg anyhow.