Do you word verify for comments?
I notice a lot of people do it. I'm not totally clueless, I do get the general idea behind the concept: reduce spambots and/or weird and offensive posts.
I can also see why someone like Janet Reid has to do it-- I hope it's not the case, for her sake, but I can imagine she takes a lot a flack for being the QueryShark. I also think she has to monitor all comments because people get angry at her, and (try to) write nasty things on her blog. But for how many of us does that apply?
I think I had them originally, but one of the umpteenth times I switched my template it was turned off. I wanted to see if it really mattered.
And I found I liked it, because I realized for me spam comments aren't a problem. Blogger already captures spam. If you go to the Comments tab, there are two sub-tabs, Published and Spam, and blogger filters it for you.
Maybe it's just because of my RSI I am hoping that more people will decide they don't need it. Don't we all type enough? My wrists scream from over-use as is.
So tell me, have you experimented with word verification on your blog?
What have you found? What works for you and why?
Do you have horror stories from using the blogger spam catcher? Is "blogger spam catcher" a real phrase?