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Played Challenges

prepend * to every non-blank line - 3709 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 134 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 14666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 13
Vice versa - 6983 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 16
Simple text editing with Vim - 11093 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: 8
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3022 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2210 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 17
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2516 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 9
V to the i - 4420 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 7
Yo To Hello - 501 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 1789 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: 4
-a-b-c- - 2925 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30709 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
Reorder the groups - 932 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 443 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2556 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 18
Collect List - 3956 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 12
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 164 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 8477 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 6518 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 13
Copy three lines - 2516 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: 17
Just the middle - 10549 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 8
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