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Simple, Practical, and Common - 26230 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 8
Extract wireshark capture filter - 120 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 3887 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Learn some german verbs - 393 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 825 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 265 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1498 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 13765 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 12
Add string initializers to an enum - 266 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Unsemantic linewrapping - 381 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: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10600 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 11272 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 9542 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9657 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 106 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 12424 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2006 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 3562 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 415 entries

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

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6132 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
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