I saw the wool and burst out laughing, seriously these things have no effort in them and I feel that perhaps we should do something about them as people who are putting a lot of effort into their packs are put down by low effort people. I'm not quite sure how popular these are but I have seen a texture pack where literally someone made glass. It got really popular unfortunately
Zamaj has spoken. It would be interesting... Definitely something akin to the Simple Pack Challenge and the Gray Scale Challenge. Both made awesome groups of packs. (although none I'm aware of are still in production though :D)
Okay, I just skimmed this ENTIRE topic and have decided to add my thoughts:
First off, I'd like to agree with those that said that bucket-fills are a good way to get into texturing. My first pack was a bucket-fill, but I personally liked it and I thought it was better than default. The thing is, it's unfair to assume that anyone making a bucket-fill is a "kid" (I could rant for paragraphs on that, but it's off topic) that just wants attention, as some people actually care about what they've made. Now, that first bucket-fill I never posted, but my second pack (which I did post, in case anyone remembers CubicSheep...) was just as bad. If people who had replied to that pack were as aggressive as some replies to bucket-fills I've seen, I would have given up texturing straight away, but since I got honest, POLITE, feedback, I continued learning and growing.
This brings me to another note. Many people on the forum (he said passive-aggressively) have gotten so annoyed at bucket-fills that instead of giving HELPFUL feedback and posting links to texturing tutorials and at least giving the poster a CHANCE, they post harsh criticisms disguised as advice. What this does is it makes the OP get defensive and it perpetuates a phenomenon that ultimately leaves all parties involved in a bad mood. These people may not have made a good looking pack, but they truly believe in the pack they made, and if they had gotten honest help they could have become a better texture artist or realized that they just weren't up for the task.
Basically what I'm trying to say here is that even if some bucket-fills are posted by people taking advantage of the anonymity of the internet, many good artists started with bucket-fills. If there is a ban on bucket fills, it takes people with good intentions and assumes the worst.
P.S. I would really like to see what you guys would come up with in a bucket-fill challenge