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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33240 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
  • Position: #1854 / 7331
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4513 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #280 / 1250
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18559 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #536 / 3830
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 2443 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #243 / 566
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4717 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #667 / 1874
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2820 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #385 / 834
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10744 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #100 / 3030
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1966 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #56 / 506
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3502 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #235 / 1134
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3563 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #53 / 799
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7782 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #148 / 1853
  • Number of attempts: 8
Cool or not? - 773 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #38 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 4
html paragraph to table - 587 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #10 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 11
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 729 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #31 / 172
  • Number of attempts: 11
Every other line - 2869 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #285 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2825 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #130 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 13
Just the middle - 11318 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2867 / 4152
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1795 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #234 / 578
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5519 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #178 / 1250
  • Number of attempts: 8
ninja substitution - 1350 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #35 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 12
Vice versa - 7687 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #478 / 2079
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2128 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: 12
  • Position: #141 / 652
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 627 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #39 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment each number - 970 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #107 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 3
Around the clock - 187 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #23 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 4
Join 'em - 243 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #86 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 729 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #158 / 359
  • Number of attempts: 2
change parenthesis - 276 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #21 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 3
Put the months in order - 926 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 15
Reorder the groups - 1128 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #32 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 2345 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #14 / 439
  • Number of attempts: 16
convert yml into java pojo field - 829 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #69 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4228 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #434 / 1179
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15880 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3724 / 4146
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10584 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1405 / 3653
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12821 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1727 / 3938
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11973 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #589 / 3506
  • Number of attempts: 4
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