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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: 30
  • Position: #5158 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 818 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: 25
  • Position: #204 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #932 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #857 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #1336 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 8
Team names - 1763 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #532 / 566
  • Number of attempts: 3
Join 'em - 216 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #86 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1851 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3085 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1048 / 1101
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3103 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 6
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