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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33343 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: 26
  • Position: #3593 / 7356
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3006 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4743 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1353 / 1878
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10783 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1266 / 3042
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3528 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #573 / 1142
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3636 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #21 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 10
Box it - 7818 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1105 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4785 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1026 / 1584
  • Number of attempts: 2
The D a n k Side of the Moon - 41 entries

You're making a vaporwave cover of The Dark Side of the Moon. So for the tracklisting, you want to: 1. Change the track names to v a p o r c a s e 2. Double the track lengths (since you're slowing them down). Well... let's just double the minutes.

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #13 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2792 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7761 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1083 / 2093
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2159 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: #54 / 660
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 738 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #88 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2378 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #310 / 443
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4260 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #407 / 1184
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2652 / 4158
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3169 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #378 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 8
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10615 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1362 / 3662
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #950 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 5026 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #541 / 1733
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 12204 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2549 / 3560
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

Letterbox - 91 entries

Make a box!

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