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Played Challenges

One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #947 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 9
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 163 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #29 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 818 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 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add string initializers to an enum - 726 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #19 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1032 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1899 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #108 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 10
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #647 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3307 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #64 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 6
Extract wireshark capture filter - 168 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #18 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #666 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 9
multiple cursor alternative - 1430 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: #167 / 366
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2897 / 4093
  • 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 - 69 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #27 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 1869 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #308 / 463
  • Number of attempts: 3
Join 'em - 215 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #97 / 125
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #933 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #267 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1013 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 3
calculations - 245 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #41 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
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