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Simple, Practical, and Common - 33483 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: #1885 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18672 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #969 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 10
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 193 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #23 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2477 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #47 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 9
Unsemantic linewrapping - 901 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: 9
  • Position: #28 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 8
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2851 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #178 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add string initializers to an enum - 866 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #15 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 9
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1202 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: 19
  • Position: #12 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 13
Add semicolons - 10831 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #164 / 3055
  • Number of attempts: 5
Bad Copy Syntax - 2008 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #475 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3556 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #266 / 1151
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract wireshark capture filter - 203 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #31 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7848 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1146 / 1870
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1277 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #702 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7864 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #487 / 2114
  • Number of attempts: 9
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 90 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #19 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 4
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 139 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #15 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1146 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #43 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 13
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #908 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1422 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1012 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 4
calculations - 297 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #53 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 12467 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #3460 / 3621
  • Number of attempts: 1
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