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Played Challenges

One number per line - 18369 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #957 / 3786
  • Number of attempts: 9
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 166 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #29 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 826 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: #40 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add string initializers to an enum - 759 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #19 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add semicolons - 10527 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1037 / 2986
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1926 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #110 / 490
  • Number of attempts: 10
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3450 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #650 / 1119
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3369 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #64 / 758
  • Number of attempts: 6
Extract wireshark capture filter - 177 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #20 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7678 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #670 / 1834
  • Number of attempts: 9
multiple cursor alternative - 1441 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #168 / 368
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11124 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2901 / 4109
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array of characters - 133 entries

We all copy paste things off the internet, but the syntax doesn't look right. Fix it as fast as possible.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #16 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 13
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 72 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #27 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 1911 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #314 / 470
  • Number of attempts: 3
Join 'em - 228 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #100 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15712 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #933 / 4109
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 3111 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #267 / 1111
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12729 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1016 / 3917
  • Number of attempts: 3
calculations - 251 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #43 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
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