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Played Challenges

Learn to ask for :help - 53 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 177
  • Position: #15 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 3762 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #112 / 931
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32758 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: #6814 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #3563 / 3768
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 811 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 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 14
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2704 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #391 / 804
  • Number of attempts: 14
Add string initializers to an enum - 726 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #178 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1070 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: #206 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10455 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2568 / 2962
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1887 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #453 / 480
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #661 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3287 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #685 / 743
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7640 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 65
  • Position: #1768 / 1825
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2913 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #507 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 8
One to Ten - 2066 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 / 632
  • Number of attempts: 14
Line under headers - 1853 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #392 / 460
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 1082 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #102 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3287 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1446 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 9
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2687 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 4
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