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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32758 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: 33
  • Position: #6052 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #920 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3166 / 3768
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #455 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 6
Unsemantic linewrapping - 811 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: #17 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2704 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #549 / 804
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 10455 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2282 / 2962
  • Number of attempts: 8
Bad Copy Syntax - 1887 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #430 / 480
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #242 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3287 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #414 / 743
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7640 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #1593 / 1825
  • Number of attempts: 2
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 76
  • Position: #99 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1261 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 6
Team names - 1759 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #500 / 565
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5405 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #1031 / 1220
  • Number of attempts: 4
ninja substitution - 1254 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #94 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #481 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 2066 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: 13
  • Position: #346 / 632
  • Number of attempts: 7
Increment each number - 940 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #203 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 4
change parenthesis - 235 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #131 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1082 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #216 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4149 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1082 / 1160
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2256 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1408 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1708 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11391 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1701 / 3347
  • Number of attempts: 10
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