I don't have to run new rules by the Chalicesseurs, but I like to. In that spirit, please consider: "Discussion of the word verification is grounds for your response being immediately kicked."*
Because thinking out and writing a post takes real time and effort, and when people respond with "Tee hee! My word verification says DISCO" or the equivalent, it's really fucking rude to someone who has put a lot of work into entertaining you for free. (No, the fact that people have been rude to you in the past does not justify further rudeness here.)
Also, it gets other people talking about the word verification and not the post, thus further reducing the quality of the comments and people's desire to write posts in the first place. That last point is very important to me as there may come a time when the Chaliceblog will need to become a group effort or die and if my potential guest writers have decided that the Chalicesseurs don't actually give a shit about what is being written, my guess is that "die" will be the end result.
who won't impose this rule ex post facto, and perhaps not at all, but wanted to talk about the idea.
*In the past, I have only kicked four kinds of comments:
1. Comments of my own that I rethought or wanted to fix a typo in
2. Comments that the author asked me to kick.
4. Comments that were not just insulting, not just pointless, but both, and I've been very sparing in kicking those.