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Played Challenges

One number per line - 14389 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4854 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 2707 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 27133 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: 8
Collect List - 3634 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Order and join - 773 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10703 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: 4
Add semicolons - 4724 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Nesting SASS - 228 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2258 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 12844 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 11439 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9759 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2256 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 833 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9780 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4150 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Unsemantic linewrapping - 482 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3790 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6287 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 736 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
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