http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/24/geocities_bye/

One might think that because Geocities is shutting down, the era of teenagers making gaudy, amateurish, and plain old ugly webpages would be over and forgotten… But those who fail to learn from history or never studied it are doomed to repeat it. They’ve just all gone over to Myspace where it’s not only easier to make gaudy webpages, but you can be even more amateurish while making webpages that look ever so slightly better, but still horribly ugly. 

I suppose that you can never get rid of that stuff entirely though, so it is better to concentrate them in one location so that they are more easily avoided.