Sorry guys... I will need you to pass a word verification step to enter a comment on my blog. I've been seriously "comment spammed" lately. I'm hoping that this clears it up.
What is the word verification?
The "word verification" option is for people leaving comments on your blog will now be required to complete a word verification step. It looks like this:
What this does is to prevent automated systems from adding comments to your blog, since it takes a human being to read the word and pass this step. If you've ever received a comment that looked like an advertisement or a random link to an unrelated site, then you've encountered comment spam. A lot of this is done automatically by software which can't pass the word verification, so enabling this option is a good way to prevent many such unwanted comments.