Blogger is blaming the word verification on two things 1. A "fix" and 2. people who use software that filters 3 party cookies. So if you think that you are entitled some small shred of internet privacy and don't want 3 party cookies, YOU ARE THE PROBELM, according to the internet Gestapo at Google. We all know that Geeks can never be wrong, so any "feature" they decide you need, is a good thing, no matter how badly it sucks.
One of the forums I read in my effort to fix the "fix" says that you should be able to publish your comment without filling in the captcha box, even if the box appears. I have changed the blog settings to accommodate this feature, but I have no way of testing it.
Would someone (maybe 3 or 4 of you) please try to post a comment without filling in the captcha and let me know if this is working. I realize that if it isn't, you will actually have to fill in the captcha to let me know. My thanks in advance.
Waterboy, I believe you use a mobile device to surf most of the time. Do you get the same commenting experience when using a desktop that you do with your phone?