To all my bloggie friends who use Blogger, please go and read Spam-O-Phobia on Doc's blog and then get rid of those damn word verification checks on comments. Follow his link for instructions if you can't work out yourself how to do it.
Those annoying captchas are not necessary.
You won't get overwhelmed in spam if you turn them off. I have proved it to my own satisfaction over the last few weeks.
I can't read the damn things and often have to type them several times before the evil captcha checkers in Mountain View understand me.
If you don't turn them off (or persuade me that I am wrong about this) I will stop commenting on your blog.
No, wait. You might want me to stop commenting.
Please do it.
PS. It would be nice if bloggers on other platforms turned them off too, but I don't know whether your other spam protection tools are as good as Google's. Also, the illegibility of the Blogger captchas seems to be an order of magnitude worse than what I see on most other blogging platforms.