I've been adamant for years that I not ever have the Spam-Bot word verification. It bugs me to have to decipher one on somebody else's blog, so I didn't want anyone to have to tussle with it on mine. But over that last several months, I've been getting spammers almost every day, so I have to give in.
To anybody who hates the word verification thingy, I sincerely apologize. But it's the only thing I can think to do that will keep the comments section clear of spam.