The time has come, I'm afraid. I've been very reluctant to put the impossibly annoying anti spam can-you-read-the-the-stupid-blurry-numbers feature. Things were ok before - only a few spam comments made it though the Blogger spam detector machine. However, recently the number of spam comments has gone up, and the tone of the spam has gone down. I had been getting imitation clothes and discount cigarettes before, but the porn spam was new.
I hate the blurry letter recognition feature, I really do. I often browse with many tabs open at once, and the capture thing seems to get confused. I want to make my comment and be done with it, not be stuck refreshing and losing my comments.
However, I think this is what needs to happen now. So sorry for the fuzzy annoying carry on :(