The question I want to ask is:
Title: [poll] Would you switch to a pay-as-you-go game server hosting service?
Tag: poll, hosting, minecraft-server
The goal is to make game server hosting cheaper by paying only for the time gamers are using the server. My research shows that the last time someone took a shot at this is back in 2011. I reached out to the OP a few days ago, and it turned out that he never built it because he was too busy with a full-time job, some freelancing, and writing a book. Before I dive into building such a service, I'd like to consult the Arqade community if this is of any use at all. I built https://horae.net over the past week to give you something to toy around with. It only does minecraft servers ATM, the server creation is still manual, but the server start/stop and billing is self-serve already.
Would you switch for this?
If yes, please sign up on https://horae.net so I can update you on progress.
If not, is there anything that would change your mind? Or is this a fundamentally flawed idea?
Before I ask permission on meta here, I did some research and found:
How should one ask polling questions? on meta.stackexchange.com: It's 10 years old but asks the same question I'm asking here.
Are you interested in beta testing games? on gaming.meta.stackexchange.com: It covers how I'm a developer looking for feedback from the arqade user community, albeit aimed at beta testing and cross-community growth by the now-defunct CHAOS team.
stackoverflow advertising: the minimum advertising fee is $10k... way-out-of-budget.
SO Expected Behavior: literally states "Avoid overt self-promotion.", but I'm not sure if my post would be "overt"
- meta question 1: Are poll-type questions in general on arqade ok?
- meta question 2: Is my specific poll-type question ok to post? Of course I'm open to changes to make it ok.
- meta question 3: If poll-type questions are ok, and if I have another poll-type question, should I always get permission for it here on meta first?