I guess since the spamming there are certain VPN ips that are blocked from accessing NS. (just get the 404 page if accessing NS while using a VPN). Could this be taken off for members that have had accounts for over a certain time?
It's quite of annoying since my ISP throttles torrent and some other protocols to shit (30 kb/s max) even if what you're doing is 100% legal. So the way to get around this and have somewhat usable internet is to use a VPN (doubles the speed to 60 kb/s. yes, I live within the city limits of the capital city of one of the most developed nations in the world and this is actually the best internet I can get. I've had better internet in 3rd world countries).
So I can't access NS if I want to use a VPN. Although I'm going to switch VPN's soon, so maybe that will make a difference if there's one without a static IP (dunno if that's possible). If it's too much of a hassle that's fine, I don't download much since the internet is so bogus so it's not a big deal.