I didn't want to do this. I've held out putting it back on for a while now, but I can't handle the spam anymore. It's gotten to the point that I'm receiving almost three hundred spam messages a day. I've tried to be patient with it, but it's taking too much time to delete them from my email and from the spam filter on the blog. I'm hoping if I use the word verification for a few months, that the spammers will give up and I can go back to not using it. I know it's a hassle, especially now that they have added the number, but I hope you guys are patient with me.