The good news is I found instructions on how to switch back to the old Blogger interface, for any one else who needs those instructions go here? It was pretty easy after all once I knew where to look, oh well.
The bad news is that in the NEW interface you cannot turn off or on the Word Verification for comments. WTF??? So at whatever point they force the switch you’re stuck with whatever settings you happen to have set for that. Makes me wonder what ELSE they’re taking away the settings for…..
At any rate the Word Verification for commenting should be turned OFF. If its NOT off please let me know. The new one SUCKS to try to read, I’ve gotten it wrong so many times trying to comment places. So off it goes, and I’ll just have to deal with spam as it happens I guess.
I will be paying for hosting sometime in the next month so I can set up my own blog without this sort of interference. It’ll probly be some time after that before I actually switch, I will at that point attempt to make sure that everyone who has me on their blogroll is alerted to the change as well as leaving a link here in the last post.