I hate word verification for comments. I used to laugh at the line
"Prove you are not a robot"
becuase I didn't care if robots read the blog. (Haha.)
That was until I started getting 100 comments a day from robots. Comments that are non-sensical like this:
"I got this web page from my pal who told me concerning this website and at the
moment this time I am visiting this web page and reading very informative posts
And then there is a link to some random website called something like "Italian bond auctions" which I never click on because I am sure my computer would explode.
Anyway, it looks like I'm going to have to experiment with some settings to see if I can eliminate or reduce this comment spam.
Hope it doesn't prevent you from commenting. (Which, admitedly it has done for me on occasion.)