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Played Challenges

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10150 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 2828 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 - 30386 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
Delete to the end of the current line - 677 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
Vice versa - 6932 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12083 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 16673 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add string initializers to an enum - 631 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
Split line with dots - 2021 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4665 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1493 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1637 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 6369 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 8
Unsemantic linewrapping - 636 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2525 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Array transposition - 1995 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hole-in-one - 963 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2463 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 10458 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2901 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 1747 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: 2
Add semicolons - 8249 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
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