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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4505 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5262 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 17
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3208 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Quote modules - 827 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple text editing with Vim - 11191 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
ninja substitution - 1111 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 13
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 688 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 13
Com(m)a Trouble - 3036 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 11
Box it - 7083 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4287 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31661 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: 12
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 661 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 10
Put the months in order - 814 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 25
I forgot quotes - 15122 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 18
Increment each number - 845 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Cool or not? - 698 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: 9
  • 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 2120 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 10
-a-b-c- - 3004 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 9283 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 2313 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Quote modules (ver.2) - 112 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 9
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4787 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add text at some column - 112 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7149 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 4029 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 12372 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reorder the groups - 973 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add string initializers to an enum - 678 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 1977 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 13
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10328 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 17456 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 13
Line under headers - 1667 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 10
attr_aligner - 3282 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 16
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5734 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4773 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
html paragraph to table - 551 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2584 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2680 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 10815 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1699 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Aliases for cd - 605 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 15
Refactor typescript arrow function type - 216 entries

Make arrow function type less verbose and easier to read

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 8
One to Ten - 1893 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: 9
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