All times below a certain threshold (34:xx or lower for All Stages) already require video proof. For runs that are not below that threshold, video proof is still recommended but not enforced. This way everyone can do their first runs to check if speedrunning is for them, and post these times without having to worry about collecting all the equipment. This rule was voted on by the community when the leaderboards were moved to SRC, and 65% was in favor.
The majority (80%) of the community also chose to have auto-verification. This way, the burden of checking videos for legitimacy is on the entire community, not just on the mod team.
I think each run should undergo a physical verification process done by a moderator, and runs shouldn't go on the leaderboards unless they meet the criteria. otherwise the rules of the leaderboards are meaningless seeing as anyone can post times whether or not rules were followed
Actually auto-verification was one of the conditions for many runners to move the leaderboards to speedrun.com. We used to have our leaderboards on a separate website, where anyone could add their times without having them be manually verified. As I mentioned in my previous reply, a huge majority was in favor of not having manual verification and a still sizable majority was in favor of not requiring video proof below the threshold (or above, depending on how you look at it).
Of course any feedback is welcome. If in the future the majority of the community wishes to have manual verification and video proof for all runs the rules can be changed. But until such a vote occurs, it's only fair to go by the wishes of the majority. Unfortunately it's impossible to please everyone.