V2EX.com was one of the new forums in my favorite list.
As the creator of V2EX.com, Livid, he is simply a geek, really that kind of tech guru who is dedicating himself to Project-Bable (PHP open source forum which V2EX is running on).
Out of any questions, Livid deserves that kind of respects he got from V2EX/ProjectBable users, and even something more than that, but definitely not this kind of "cut-u-off as to shut-u-up" acts.
Innovation and freedom of sharing shouldn't be annihilated by any manner, values of creativity matter the most. After all, the world is still flat, as shown in the name of V2EX, I believe it will find and fight the way out.
All the best.