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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32691 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: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4383 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5736 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18196 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2403 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4595 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2698 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10414 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3410 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3271 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7606 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 4
Cool or not? - 725 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 682 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2775 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Convert Application Output to CSV - 158 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 51 entries

Generate the Kolakoski sequence as described by its first 75 terms.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letterbox - 83 entries

Make a box!

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flip the bit - 92 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1752 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
ninja substitution - 1200 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vice versa - 7390 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2034 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 590 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Build a six - 264 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 922 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Delete to the end of the current line - 705 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 885 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 7
move titles next to url, in quotes - 454 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2234 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
convert yml into java pojo field - 799 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15637 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10509 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12676 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Resort and deup a CSV list - 128 entries

I'm always adding items to a sorted list. There has to be a better way dedup and resort the lists. There are multiple lists with varying lengths to discourage manual sorting. Also Australia's animals are weird.

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11334 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
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