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Played Challenges

HS exam question - 801 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 81
  • Position: #131 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat symbols in list - 673 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #100 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fizzbuzz - 236 entries

type the first 100 lines of the fizzbuzz problem

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 267
  • Position: #69 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 1
Changing around text with citations - 162 entries

Based off of something I saw on reddit

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #29 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 2
Poorly indented Python comments - 748 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 199
  • Position: #143 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Many duplicates - 613 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #47 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 5
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 361 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #68 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 2
delete swap - 759 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #130 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 5
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 848 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 72
  • Position: #165 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reordering Lorem Ipsum - 210 entries

Who even sorted this?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 150
  • Position: #49 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fill in the chess board - 668 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #105 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 14
Learn to ask for :help - 453 entries

Learn to use the help to reduce your strokes...

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 177
  • Position: #103 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4160 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #112 / 1030
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33029 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: 38
  • Position: #6862 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #3595 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 849 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: 9
  • Position: #50 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 14
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2768 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #405 / 821
  • Number of attempts: 14
Add string initializers to an enum - 802 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #196 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1124 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: 39
  • Position: #216 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10715 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2619 / 3019
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1951 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #470 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3480 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #673 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #716 / 775
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 65
  • Position: #1784 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2937 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #507 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 8
One to Ten - 2116 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: #205 / 647
  • Number of attempts: 14
Line under headers - 1933 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #407 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 1120 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #108 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15808 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3311 / 4124
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1446 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 9
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2705 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 4
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