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Played Challenges

Com(m)a Trouble - 1935 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 3483 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 2670 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 552 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2197 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Join 'em - 173 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9529 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
The meaning - 502 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26160 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unsemantic linewrapping - 362 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 12364 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 13715 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
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