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Played Challenges

Lisp Condense - 401 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
camel riding - 731 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2613 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3004 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 9283 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1480 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4029 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7146 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add string initializers to an enum - 678 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12369 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1656 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 17456 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 9
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 140 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Harder than "abcd > a b c d" - 64 entries

Not as easy as the last challenge. This time, just one space between a and b, up to 25 spaces between y and z. (Removed some lines; diff was too long.)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4773 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10814 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 7
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4505 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5262 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3207 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11188 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 92 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31659 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
  • Number of attempts: 10
Box it - 7079 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 912 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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4287 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 924 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15117 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
120 Degrees - 389 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1773 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 713 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5

Contributed Challenges

Vice versa - 7146 entries

Little role switching.

Daniel Beck
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contributed 1 challenges