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Played Challenges

Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1037 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #56 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 12
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: 22
  • Position: #1745 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 17
Get mail address from outlook format - 596 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #37 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 6
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5975 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #160 / 1467
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #514 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 20
Quote modules - 1019 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #23 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #30 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #649 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #352 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #65 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 9
Split line with dots - 2103 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #147 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #911 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3410 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #33 / 764
  • Number of attempts: 10
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #526 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 30
Cool or not? - 761 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #170 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 5
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 70
  • Position: #91 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 10
From argument to object - 1262 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #109 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 711 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #20 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 6
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #348 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2801 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #236 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 12
Convert Application Output to CSV - 180 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #22 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1223 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1777 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #223 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 11
ninja substitution - 1302 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #137 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #457 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 10
One to Ten - 2095 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: #96 / 642
  • Number of attempts: 3
Build a six - 267 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #36 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 5
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #22 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 6
move titles next to url, in quotes - 492 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #119 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #303 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 2
convert yml into java pojo field - 818 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
  • Position: #117 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #423 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 12
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #858 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 11
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1378 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #960 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 4
Alphabet soup - 392 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #55 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 4944 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #548 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1691 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #1300 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 7
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