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Played Challenges

Team names - 1675 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 10705 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4462 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Right Align Part of the line - 39 entries

The challenge is to right align a part of the line - this is useful in some SQL queries where it's more clear which are the fields displayed

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1845 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2084 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules - 780 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4741 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
html paragraph to table - 551 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4423 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10267 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4008 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2616 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2257 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 668 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1623 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 6822 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 871 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 17278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 950 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2571 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Put the months in order - 796 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7071 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5714 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 14974 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12286 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 8994 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5240 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 656 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2556 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Unsemantic linewrapping - 698 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: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cool or not? - 696 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 626 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
ninja substitution - 1087 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 2979 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1725 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 421 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31292 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: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 814 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3169 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2029 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11152 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
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