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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 3762 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #754 / 931
  • Number of attempts: 4
Satisfy the go linter - 1556 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: 27
  • Position: #209 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32758 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: 24
  • Position: #3019 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 788 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #139 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get mail address from outlook format - 549 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #50 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #761 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5804 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #982 / 1428
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3198 / 3768
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #260 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4605 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1443 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2704 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #446 / 804
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10455 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1571 / 2962
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1887 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #9 / 480
  • Number of attempts: 8
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #455 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3287 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #499 / 743
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1427 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #229 / 365
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2755 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #265 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3082 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1616 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hello ${world} - 291 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #76 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2066 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: 24
  • Position: #599 / 632
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 1082 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #193 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4149 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #649 / 1160
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #3011 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #712 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1547 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2480 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4866 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #961 / 1690
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11407 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2312 / 3350
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5839 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #758 / 1443
  • Number of attempts: 3
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