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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33385 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: #1936 / 7364
  • Number of attempts: 17
One number per line - 18616 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #977 / 3842
  • Number of attempts: 13
V to the i - 4751 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #682 / 1879
  • Number of attempts: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2845 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #761 / 840
  • Number of attempts: 1
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1181 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: #14 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 18
Add semicolons - 10792 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #237 / 3044
  • Number of attempts: 9
Bad Copy Syntax - 2001 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 76
  • Position: #510 / 516
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3537 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #295 / 1144
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3675 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #65 / 827
  • Number of attempts: 12
That hyphen - 2556 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #214 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 11
Just the middle - 11360 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1292 / 4164
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 2165 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: #185 / 662
  • Number of attempts: 11
change parenthesis - 278 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #55 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15931 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #934 / 4161
  • Number of attempts: 12
Words in parens - 12858 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1026 / 3946
  • Number of attempts: 10
switch variable - 5031 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #573 / 1735
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 12283 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #3474 / 3580
  • Number of attempts: 1
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