Spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam spam,.....
Recently I've been receiving a fair amount of comment spam, almost all of it from one person - Michael Trol, who runs a financial blog. He keeps dumping foreign exchange related guff pointing to his site in my comments. So I've taken the decision to implement word verification which should stop automated comment spam.
One of the upsides of this is that you might get asked to enter a rude word as part of the word verification, as seen in this story from The Register. I have to say I prefer this one. You'll have to leave some comments to find out!
So, comment away and if you ever meet Michael Trol, give him a slap from me.