I just remembered that I actually once had a blog site with Blogger, hosted on Blog*Spot, when I tested out some Blogger API stuff middle of last year. I went back there with my old Blogger login and password, and it is still there! I wonder whether Blogspot ever removes abandoned blogsites.
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Not sure whether it conflicts with Blogger's terms and services. Advertisement is only mentioned in point 16, but there is no where saying you cannot remove banner ads by tempering with templates...
Updated: Actually, I think I checked the wrong terms and services before. If you look at the terms and services of hosting on Blog*Spot, under item 10 it clearly states out:
Well. I have warned you about the consequences, but it is up to you if you decide to be ignorant :)