I tried solving this myself and found a simple solution that works!
On Mac, open /Users/YOU/Library/Preferences/org.videolan.vlc.plist
Find the field LatestCrashReportYear and change it to the future like 2020. Save. You're done.
Presumably there's something equivalent on Windows.
I don't know exactly why this works, I assume it's trying not to send out of date crash reports, only a new one.