As most of you know, Blogger's new word verification format has made it increasingly difficult to comment on postings. The two verification words are often unreadable, and multiple attempts are frequently required by those seeking to comment. As a result, some bloggers have disabled the word verification requirement on their blogs, and others have said that they will no longer comment on blogs requiring word verification.
Several days ago, in an effort to make things a bit easier for those commenting on my blog, I disabled the word verification requirement. Unfortunately, the results have not been good. I am receiving 3-5 comments per day from anonymous people and spammers. Many of the undesirable comments are made on articles that were published many months ago. The comments appear to be computer-generated; indeed, I have sometimes received the same irrelevant comment (something to do with Syria) posted on different blogs.
Under the circumstances, I have enabled word verification once again. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes to anyone, but I think the preferable course for me is to live with the situation until Blogger comes up with a solution. Hopefully, that will happen soon. Based upon my research, it appears that the entire blogging world is up arms about the new word verification format.
As always, I appreciate the comments of those who read these postings.