I'd rather not. But spammers have been very persistent over the last week or so, and the number of spam comments has been steadily increasing; today I've had to delete 8. I generally get them within minutes after they've been posted, but I'd rather not have to deal with them at all. I have turned on comment moderation for posts older than two weeks, and put the word verification back up. I'm hoping I can remove these measures before too long, but in the meantime, if you are so desperate to sell Viagra, pictures of nude Russian teens, penile enhancements, or malignant computer viruses, start your own blog. It's easy and it's free. No one will visit or read it, but that's your problem, not mine. Likewise, this blog is mine, not yours. I will not allow it to be used to advertise things that I don't (freely and without compensation) support.