Heaven forbid anyone should count on blogger's spam blocker to catch spam comments. Do you know there is one? In dashboard, go to comments, and click on the spam tab. Very rarely do I ever find a legitimate comment in the spam section, and I am not using word verification.
You may not even know that word verification is now two words. If you use this, please tell me why. If you need help changing it, please email me and if you wonder why I stop leaving comments, you'll know why.
Ok, done, I had to get that off my chest this morning...
to turn word verification off:
Dashboard, settings, comments, scroll down this page until you find word verification- fill in the NO bubble. Click "save settings" at the bottom of the page.