walkman - 7:10 pm on Feb 29, 2004 (gmt 0)
"the supposedly two differing databases have the same penalty"
Looks like Yahoo started with the Ink database and that included the "ban" list. After all they bought Inktomi so they didn't have to re-invent the wheel. This dupe content has to be automated. If you find dupes, you pick the one with most back links. No need for lifetime bans.