A language specific king-of-the-hill contest is easier to host. A language agnostic contest is more inclusive and perhaps therefore more competitive, but can be more work to set up and host. A language specific KotH has become easier to set up since Calvin's Hobbies introduced a Stack Snippets King of the Hill contest, which does some of the hard work that previously had to be done manually by the question poster.
Would it ever be acceptable to run a Stack Snippets KotH to judge interest and iron out loopholes, and then use that to decide whether to set up a full language agnostic version (which may allow for a wider range of strategies)? Would this always count as a duplicate?
If it is only acceptable to do one or the other, then I may hold off and post a language agnostic KotH at some point in the future. If it's acceptable to do both then I'd like to try a Stack Snippets version first.
Would it make a difference if the initial Stack Snippets version was on a smaller scale? For example, fewer players on a smaller playing arena?
This is a general question to also guide others in future, but if it makes a difference, the specific KotH contest I have in mind is Flit, which is currently in the sandbox.