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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32989 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: #1886 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18434 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #952 / 3800
  • Number of attempts: 10
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 176 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #23 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2440 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #47 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 9
Unsemantic linewrapping - 843 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: #28 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 8
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2765 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #169 / 819
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add string initializers to an enum - 784 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #15 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 9
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1120 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
  • Position: #12 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 13
Add semicolons - 10709 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #165 / 3014
  • Number of attempts: 5
Bad Copy Syntax - 1948 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #454 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3475 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #266 / 1125
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract wireshark capture filter - 188 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #27 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7696 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1120 / 1838
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1278 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5449 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #684 / 1231
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7588 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #487 / 2055
  • Number of attempts: 9
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 76 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #19 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 4
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 121 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #15 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1119 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #43 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 13
I forgot quotes - 15766 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #908 / 4118
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10557 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1423 / 3643
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1007 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 4
calculations - 256 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #49 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11708 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #3291 / 3431
  • Number of attempts: 1
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