We are pleased to announce that Chris has built the "Scythe freeze" feature that's become hotly requested (and, in our own minds, quite necessary). It's ready for testing on https://beta.eyewire.org/login. Please remember to use an Incognito window (for Chrome) or Private Browsing (for Firefox) if you want to check it out.
What to test: basically, you'll see an "F" on your Toolbox panel now, and that's your freeze button. You should be able to freeze cubes (individually, or parents/children). You should also be able to unfreeze your cubes or cubes that other Scythes froze. When a Scythe freezes something, the heatmap color turns grey. If you try to unfreeze an admin-frozen cube (white), this should not work.
Let us know if you have any issues, questions, or concerns! The beta testing window will stay open until 2 PM EDT tomorrow (3/13), and during that time you can either leave your responses here, or you can talk to any admins who show up in the beta server's chat.