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Played Challenges

Bad Copy Syntax - 515 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 3229 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 13037 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10464 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 2136 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 10
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1737 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 1011 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5513 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9549 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25335 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 3529 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 1787 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 3952 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 9333 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 11106 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 11960 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unsemantic linewrapping - 212 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1714 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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