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Played Challenges

swap number pairs - 2021 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #176 / 372
  • Number of attempts: 8
Rural Post - 4405 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #274 / 1082
  • Number of attempts: 11
Satisfy the go linter - 2350 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: 20
  • Position: #91 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 8
xrandr outputs and dashes - 670 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #44 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33420 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: #2180 / 7375
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4548 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #325 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 9
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6248 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #209 / 1526
  • Number of attempts: 14
One number per line - 18638 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #660 / 3848
  • Number of attempts: 14
Quote modules - 1063 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #25 / 277
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values inside brackets - 2465 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #88 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4759 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #732 / 1882
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #241 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: #44 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 14
Add semicolons - 10806 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #572 / 3049
  • Number of attempts: 5
Bad Copy Syntax - 2005 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #198 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3555 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #415 / 1150
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3696 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #118 / 833
  • Number of attempts: 18
Just the middle - 11369 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1390 / 4167
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1808 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #267 / 582
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5591 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #226 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vice versa - 7813 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #554 / 2106
  • Number of attempts: 15
One to Ten - 2174 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: #283 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 5
Line under headers - 2022 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #38 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 12
Collect List - 4266 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #486 / 1187
  • Number of attempts: 14
I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1041 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 11
-a-b-c- - 3177 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #288 / 1130
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10637 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1527 / 3671
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12863 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1102 / 3948
  • Number of attempts: 8
switch variable - 5041 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #618 / 1738
  • Number of attempts: 13
Simple text editing with Vim - 12360 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #633 / 3599
  • Number of attempts: 6
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