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Played Challenges

remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2817 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10081 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2105 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2863 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 1711 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11007 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 993 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 612 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: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Song Transcription Oops - 192 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: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10333 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2379 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1588 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat Cura settings - 99 entries

Cura settings are weirdly encoded... After mere replacements, you'll have to enquote two strings (infill_pattern & speed_travel) and dont forget booleans in lowercase. #format #json

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 66
  • Number of attempts: 3
Coordinates placeholder - 52 entries

Place coordinates instead of target search.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 705 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4155 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 6049 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
Cool or not? - 649 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 2711 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6844 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 7755 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 16262 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11995 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
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