For the last several weeks, I have not required Blogger's word verification protection for commenting on my posts. It seemed to be more trouble than it's worth, so I threw caution to the wind and eliminated it. At first, everything was fine. No spam comments, nothing weird, no problems at all. But recently, slowly at first, the spammers have started spamming me.
I don't know how they found me and decided which posts to hit. The most recent post was one written some weeks ago. I wouldn't even have known if I didn't have email notification enabled. But they're getting closer and more frequent, like some kind of spreading disease. To nip it in the bud, I have enabled word verification again. The other option would be to moderate my comments, but I don't want to do that yet - I might some day, but just not now.
I am not cool with spammers posting on my blog. Not at all. It's bad enough that I have to delete the numerous emails that make it past the filters everyday. It's like some twisted game of cat and mouse... one I am no longer going to play.