Mr.BishopWait - I'm lost here a bit... can you expand on what you specifically want to remove?
The VPN blocking on Newschoolers is super annoying - but we were under heavy attacks from Spammers and a big DDOS last year which caused us to lock out as much as we could.
We can definitely experiment with dialling it back now, as we'd love to make it work for ya.
Of course, my apologies for the lack of clarity. I intended to say that I liked the idea of using a verification method to reduce the VPN sensitivity for members, such as members that have been around for a little while. After stating this, however, I'm realizing that this might be difficult as one needs to actually be able to make connection to the login page before the server could indeed verify if the individual attempting to access the website was legitimate or not.
I'm sorry you've had issues with DDoS and spammers- I can see why this led to implementation of the policy. I don't know if any of this is a logical idea, but: you could dial back VPN blocking, with email/phone verification for new accounts to help mitigate spam, and introduce a protocol that would deny service to known VPN and proxy servers if it appeared that artificial load from DDoS was occurring.
I am happy to help continue the conversation about VPNs and access and help in any way I can as private and secure internet access is a pretty neat thing for the world to have.
Thanks for your openness to discussion.