Where I have a problem with in your statement is "promotion of wiping" I have NEVER in 10 years seen or hear anyone promote wiping or cheating in general to another player. Idk if it's where I come from or what, but if you cheat around here in New England you get lit up. Simple as that. I'm not puffing my chest out, I'm telling you what I have seen and done to cheaters who are caught. They get shot 2X's more than necessary and they learn that their actions are what caused that. I don't like cheating, and I don't cheat. But I do understand and accept that it is in the sport and with there is a consistant amount of new players and kids who want to be able to compete with the experienced players, I do expect it and don't see it going anywhere. It doesn't necessarily hurt the growth as I see so many 11-14 year olds show up every weekend for their first time out, and then I see them again the next weekend mixed in with another group of newbies. So cheating doesn't stop the growth. What stops the growth of our sport is how we treat the new kids. Take them under your wing, encourage them, be funny and lighthearted. When you first start out, getting shot is scary and to have someone make jokes or do something dumb and get shot 10 times and come back laughing about it, makes a new player feel A LOT more comfortable to get shot himself and learn the game. That's what makes new players keep coming back. Their first time should be nothing but fun and good memories. Not pain and anger. Simple as that.
Wait, you keep players from cheating by cheating? (bonus balling someone is clearly cheating...) (I'm not picking on you, just pointing out the obvious conundrum in that action)
And as far as people promoting cheating "as part of our sport"...