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Played Challenges

Delete to the end of the current line - 692 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: 1
Words in parens - 12303 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • 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: 3
One number per line - 17298 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3177 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 6858 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reorder the groups - 960 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31370 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: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2565 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4008 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4501 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Unsemantic linewrapping - 700 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: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10271 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 2984 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 632 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1631 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 1846 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
Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 9031 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Quote modules - 799 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 1738 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10738 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 14996 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
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