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Played Challenges

Cool or not? - 695 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10265 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2257 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 655 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5240 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1724 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 6815 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 871 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 17274 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 10
Reorder the groups - 950 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 10698 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hash staircase - 38 entries

Can you use a strategy to come up with this pattern?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 688 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 1840 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: 3
html paragraph to table - 551 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 8
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2556 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 9
move titles next to url, in quotes - 406 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 9
ninja substitution - 1087 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 2972 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31275 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: 9
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3165 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11150 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1675 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7071 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 14968 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12282 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4260 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 8975 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment each number - 814 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
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