Sigh. A few months back, wanting to facilitate comments, I turned the 'please prove you're not a robot' word verification off. Everyone hates it, and the general consensus amongst the blogging community seems to be that it inhibits free commenting from real people.
I moderate the comments anyway, so I decided I could deal with eliminating the daily spam-bot posts from folks posting near gibberish wanting me to 'visit my site' if it would mean that real commentors could leave messages easier.
But I did not see an increase in real comments.
I would be ok with that, too, were it not for the fact that the spam bots have gotten nasty.
I love you, my faithful, real, occasionally commenting fellow sewing enthusiasts, but I do not want that garbage before my eyes. The latest one didn't even land in the spam file, but in the regular comment section.
So, in the interest in keeping my blood pressure down, I have turned the captcha back on.
My sincere apologies for the inconvenience...