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Played Challenges

Add semicolons - 9008 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 18
Line under headers - 1628 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 13
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10271 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Every other line - 2616 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4008 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 2257 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 14
Add string initializers to an enum - 668 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 9
Box it - 6831 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 5
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 877 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 16
One number per line - 17289 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 12
Delete to the end of the current line - 691 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
Just the middle - 10715 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4462 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 1845 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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
change parenthesis - 220 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 2979 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 50
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unsemantic linewrapping - 698 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: 14
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3172 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11152 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: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31338 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: 33
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 14981 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 140 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12294 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2574 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 5
Put the months in order - 796 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 92 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7085 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5714 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 9
Increment each number - 814 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1733 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 8
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 656 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 10
Changing URL path in CSS - 113 entries

What's the quickest way to swap out all the URLs in a CSS file? Is it wasted keystrokes using look-behinds and look-aheads? (I'm sorry for the delete/report--I made a mistake with the last one requiring an ugly search for graphic to replace with images. I just intended this to be a simple search and replace that might possibly generate some macros or normals solutions that are quicker)

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
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