Originally Posted by Fat Oglemi
I can see what you mean billymills, but it's not fair to the original author. If a person takes your work, and then takes credit for it, that's just wrong.
You can't do it in real life (unless your Bill Gates), and you can't do it in the writing and contribution section of Smogon.
At pretty much every academic institution I've been to, the penalty for plagiarism is expulsion. No ifs, no buts. So no, I don't think a flat-out ban is too harsh at all.