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Played Challenges

Reordering Lorem Ipsum - 74 entries

Who even sorted this?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 150
  • Position: #21 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fill in the chess board - 248 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: #46 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 14
Learn to ask for :help - 228 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 177
  • Position: #53 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 3807 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #112 / 940
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32781 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: #6817 / 7242
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18295 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #3565 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 821 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 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 14
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2713 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #393 / 807
  • Number of attempts: 14
Add string initializers to an enum - 737 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #180 / 220
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1089 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: #209 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2571 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1904 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #458 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #662 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3308 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #688 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7661 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 65
  • Position: #1773 / 1830
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2914 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7462 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #507 / 2023
  • Number of attempts: 8
One to Ten - 2072 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 / 635
  • Number of attempts: 14
Line under headers - 1890 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #398 / 466
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 1095 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #103 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15668 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3289 / 4099
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10515 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1446 / 3630
  • Number of attempts: 9
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2688 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 4
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