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Played Challenges

Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #150 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1092 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cartesian product - 222 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #40 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1630 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #234 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 2
ASCII box - 333 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #17 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 4
Mute the second method of this script - 449 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #41 / 238
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting database text output - 220 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #18 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #103 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #638 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #504 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 5
Generate English Alphabets - 476 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #161 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1867 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #349 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assignment Alignment - 842 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #69 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 5
A Simple One - 1009 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #94 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 2
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 307 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 106
  • Best player score: 139
  • Position: #99 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 834 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #86 / 455
  • Number of attempts: 2
paulfariello ✏️
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French developer working on @hakasecurity. Fond of programming, cryptography and astronomy.

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