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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 3758 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #844 / 929
  • Number of attempts: 1
Satisfy the go linter - 1556 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #272 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 533 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #77 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 4
xrandr outputs and dashes - 528 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #152 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 597 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #91 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 915 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #191 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 914 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #93 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32752 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: 25
  • Position: #3306 / 7238
  • Number of attempts: 8
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5800 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #802 / 1427
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18255 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2220 / 3765
  • Number of attempts: 3
Quote modules - 981 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #203 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10448 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1491 / 2958
  • Number of attempts: 9
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1072 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3287 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #691 / 743
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7637 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #1510 / 1824
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11076 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1404 / 4089
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2063 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: #291 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1853 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #406 / 460
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #1138 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15647 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3605 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10509 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1536 / 3627
  • Number of attempts: 5
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