... is apparently one hot topic among a few blogs that I follow.
For those "not in the know" ... Word Verification happens when you place a comment to another blogger's post and a grouping of poorly shaped letters pops up - with a request for you to type those letters into an open field - all in an effort to prove that you are a real person and not some spam machine.
I have always used Word Verification because on the few occasions when I didn't, I would get some bazaar unwanted comments that were obviously spam. But it is evident from some discussions that it is getting harder and harder to read those letters and thus type them correctly.
Soooo, I will drop that feature from my blog. I will install Comment Moderation!
All this means is that when you provide a comment, it will not show until I have had a chance to read and approve it.
The last thing I want to do is add frustration and barriers to the flow of comments in blog land, but I don't want to leave myself open to the idle shenanigans of a few crazy folks.
(The idle shenanigans of my few crazy friends are just Ok.)