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Played Challenges

Com(m)a Trouble - 2189 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 4475 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 27158 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: 10
Bad Copy Syntax - 1109 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 14411 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reorder the groups - 740 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6307 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12864 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
change parenthesis - 192 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 790 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11444 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9764 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 1375 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 1795 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Song Transcription Oops - 164 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: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9782 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2254 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 4776 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unsemantic linewrapping - 484 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
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2036 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
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