That is terrible. So far I haven't noticed a problem with comments on my blog.I do have problems linking back to a few of them from time to time. Is this something you are referring to?
It's a shame that family blogs have to be annoyed by spammers. Once they find you they'll always come back when you take away the verification has been my experience. It only takes a moment and we get used to typing the little nonsense word. The German Potato Salad sounded yummy.
If that's what it takes, I don't mind. Hope it helps!
Don't apologize Debbi. It is not a problem at all. I have had that button turned on forever. You do what you have to do! :)
S'ok. I get it. My spam is getting worse and worse. We'll still come see you!
Those darn spammers ruin it for everyone. They should be the ones apologizing to us, I had to do it too. My straw was a sex site. I didn't want to have to moderate everything though.