Does this look familiar?
I've helped a handful of bloggers change this setting on their blog this week. Most don't even know it is happening, simply that they don't get many comments. If you've wondered about this, its worth just checking. Here's how:
Go to Dashboard.
Then click Settings.
Then click Comments.
Three up from the bottom click NO next to "Show word
verification for comments?"
Then click Save Settings at the very bottom.