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Played Challenges

Words in parens - 11973 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 669 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 857 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6823 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 14254 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 7656 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2854 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2444 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10310 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4613 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1625 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 894 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29764 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 16215 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 313 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1265 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10989 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10067 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 6004 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2793 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
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