The Schlafly shutdown is a Conservapedia debate tactic that amounts to technological last-wordism. After having his "last word" in a debate, Andy Schlafly often closes the site to general editing, leaving only those with "night edit" rights able to edit (and, conveniently, locking editing by non-approved liberal heathens).
It's like having a presidential debate where a candidate shuts off his opponent's microphone before he can respond.
- Times public editing is enabled/disabled Note that it is not enabled/disabled automatically (the timing varies more than twenty minutes from day to day). Nor is it consistent; often, editing is re-enabled less than an hour after disabling, in the hope that the person Andy was arguing with has gone away.