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Played Challenges

Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 505 entries

Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #217 / 285
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paste a column after a column - 2407 entries

This task is very common while using multi-cursor. What is the elegant vim way ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #444 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat symbols in list - 1506 entries

Saw this in some lecture, easy reformatting using multiple cursor in VS Code

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #227 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 4
Many duplicates - 1333 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #403 / 436
  • Number of attempts: 2
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 614 entries

The ascii will not be lost, but rather numbered in 4 digit blocks with leading zeros.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 81
  • Position: #129 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 2
delete swap - 1639 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #417 / 512
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fix the shell script! - 2421 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #281 / 562
  • Number of attempts: 6
Wikitext headings to markdown - 985 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #122 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fill in the chess board - 933 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 121
  • Position: #170 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a very basic Python constructor - 315 entries

I actually needed to do this myself, so I look forward to learning how.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 73
  • Position: #81 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 2
Modernise code - 1368 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #221 / 316
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rural Post - 4424 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #532 / 1085
  • Number of attempts: 7
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