I know people hated the anti-spam image required for entering comments and many times it didn’t even show up. Today I finally got rid of it and put a new system in to help combat spam. This is the Akismet system that actually ships with WordPress and has undergone some recent improvements. The system works off a third party site, so there could be a slight delay when you post a comment (no more than 3-5 seconds) as it verifies the contents. Please be sure to enter a valid email address when posting comments (which will never be shared), as this is one of the key items the spam fighter checks. If your comment accidentally gets marked as spam then I will move it out of the spam box as soon as possible. Thanks for baring with me during this headache.