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Played Challenges

Make list of numbers from 1 to 30 more compact, but more confusing - 95 entries

Change the naming logic of numbers to end up with less lines.

  • Best score: 74
  • Best player score: 142
  • Position: #27 / 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4399 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #37 / 1080
  • Number of attempts: 10
Satisfy the go linter - 2344 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #372 / 461
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 937 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #254 / 298
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 679 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #26 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 747 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 80
  • Position: #166 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1120 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #453 / 519
  • Number of attempts: 1
C# function to F# - 25 entries

Converting from C# to F# is not hard, but requires some manual labor. Here you should convert a C# function using a C# class to a F# function using a C# class.

  • Best score: 101
  • Best player score: 160
  • Position: #9 / 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33419 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: #2271 / 7374
  • Number of attempts: 15
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 882 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #247 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 639 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #179 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4548 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1083 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6245 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #305 / 1525
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18635 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3249 / 3847
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2465 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #404 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4759 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1836 / 1882
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 22
  • Position: #734 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 862 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #213 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10806 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #636 / 3049
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3551 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #757 / 1149
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3690 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #586 / 832
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7830 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1186 / 1867
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2894 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #651 / 701
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2863 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #473 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11367 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3045 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 6
Team names - 1805 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #459 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 5
ninja substitution - 1378 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #224 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7813 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1656 / 2106
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 2016 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #440 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4266 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #871 / 1187
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3352 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10637 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3189 / 3671
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5041 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #620 / 1738
  • Number of attempts: 14
Simple text editing with Vim - 12359 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #3312 / 3598
  • Number of attempts: 1
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