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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: #1868 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 14
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #923 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3004 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #127 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 8
Split line with dots - 2103 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #576 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #248 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #1043 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 18
  • Position: #335 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1265 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #148 / 642
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #901 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 10
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1412 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 13
  • Position: #590 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 5
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