The spammers have gone. They realised bloggers were smarter. You don't get comments asking you to check out the HairyCat Blog anymore. You only get a lot of negative energy on your blog from people sticking their tongues out in concentrated effort to copy mtghbscgt into a tiny box and hating you for making them do this. So now will you please turn word verification off? It, I am pleased to announce, has lost its relevance is a fast changing world.
P.S. And those of you who have both word verification and comment moderation on, you do realise you're being a pain, don't you? Not to mention paranoid and obstrusive?