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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 4105 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #273 / 1015
  • Number of attempts: 5
xrandr outputs and dashes - 588 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #135 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 4
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 702 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #66 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 7
Capitalize the Names - 311 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #62 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 1048 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #12 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1036 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #115 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: 23
  • Position: #2704 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 6
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5959 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #180 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1282 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1408 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #406 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #1313 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3021 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1918 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #271 / 472
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15727 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1203 / 4113
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1521 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1090 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 5
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