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Played Challenges

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: 27
  • Position: #3681 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 8
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1038 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1146 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #498 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1888 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 987 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #203 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 2
Forgot to follow the naming convention... - 25 entries

Rename everything like MY_VAR_SOMETHING to MyVarSomething.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #10 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7536 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1090 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #297 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirrored text - 162 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #68 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 2
Inner hyphens - 122 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #73 / 76
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sudoku table - 58 entries

Make this simple sudoku table look nice and legible.

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 86
  • Position: #25 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Scrambled numbers - 772 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #153 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 4
Alsa configuration - 481 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #118 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 5
Mirror Symmetry - 781 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #218 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #1115 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #212 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #345 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 958 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #212 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2430 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #784 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Gray area - 702 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #237 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mess in revision history - 1143 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #214 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffle puzzle - 307 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #80 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3027 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2835 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2816 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #376 / 736
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember FizzBuzz? - 589 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 64
  • Position: #116 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1160 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #296 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 20
  • Position: #2605 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 3
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