A while back, a commenter pointed out that I had word verification enabled on my comments. Actually, she threatened to punch me if I didn't disable it. I totally see where she was coming from.
At the time, I'd been blogging for a good year and had no idea word verification was enabled. I didn't realize until someone pointed it out that I was forcing people to spend twice as long as they should have been trying to get their comment posted. I'm thinking it must be a setting that Blogger automatically enables and if you don't want it, you have to change it yourself. Word verification is pointless. If you're concerned about spam, enable comment moderation and reject those pesky Viagra links as they come in. It takes ONE second!
Okay Blogger bloggers, here's your homework:
1. Go to your main page and click on "Settings"
2. Click on "Comments"
3. Scroll down until you see the question "Show word verification for comments?" and if "yes" is selected, click on "no"
4. Save changes
Hop to it, bloggers! Don't make me punch you.