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Played Challenges

remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3208 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5262 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 1893 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
  • Number of attempts: 2
C Reformatting - 665 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 10
Just the middle - 10815 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1884 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 12
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2584 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4773 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1660 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 697 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10320 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 17456 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2733 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4029 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 973 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 12372 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 678 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4787 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Subnetting - 79 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4477 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3004 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 9283 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1773 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2613 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 9
Unsemantic linewrapping - 713 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
  • Number of attempts: 10
I forgot quotes - 15119 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 13
Increment each number - 845 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 661 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values - 4287 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1230 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 912 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 11
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 682 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alphabet soup - 221 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 7
Get mail address from outlook format - 455 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7083 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31659 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
  • Number of attempts: 6
ninja substitution - 1111 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Quote modules - 827 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4505 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Triangle of arrows - 72 entries

I made this by accident when working on another challenge. How would you go about making this?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
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