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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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
  • Position: #1342 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 592 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #39 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #310 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #244 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
C Reformatting - 686 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #1 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #94 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 4
readability - 306 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #15 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove all lines in first part - 178 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #22 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffled numbers - 216 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #53 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 439 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #82 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1525 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #95 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1951 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #178 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #530 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1510 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #226 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 1
imports alignment (python) - 648 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #9 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 5
Generate English Alphabets - 438 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #93 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 322 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #67 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 357 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #11 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 772 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #176 / 432
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1215 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #86 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 713 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #28 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #309 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 1
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