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Bad Copy Syntax - 1635 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30387 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: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 8
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 839 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 16674 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 11
Words in parens - 12083 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reorder the groups - 922 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 15
Line under headers - 1493 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 13
Box it - 6370 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 9
change parenthesis - 219 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unsemantic linewrapping - 636 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 7
Song Transcription Oops - 197 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 644 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2463 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 14504 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 10458 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2948 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 8251 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
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