Describes the act of preventing further writeups to a node on Everything2. If a node is getting out of hand, as happens with GTKY and opinion nodes, an editor can say "no more" and prevent any more write-ups from being added.

A softlocked node will contain the phrase "No more writeups are being accepted for this node." at the bottom, where logged-in users would normally see the "Enter your writeup" textarea. Editors can also include a bit of text to explain why, usually inviting would-be contributors to write their nugget of joy into a Scratch Pad and contacting an editor for future inclusion.