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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32972 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: 35
  • Position: #6458 / 7278
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1195 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2975 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #545 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #703 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #987 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #1383 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cool or not? - 761 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #199 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letterbox - 88 entries

Make a box!

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 110
  • Position: #23 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3752 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5444 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #1206 / 1229
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7541 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #2006 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2095 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: 24
  • Position: #596 / 642
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 604 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #188 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 1
Build a six - 267 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 65
  • Position: #86 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #154 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 713 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #284 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 492 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 78
  • Position: #129 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 818 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 58
  • Position: #215 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15749 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3460 / 4117
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #3259 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2439 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 27
  • Position: #3049 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 1
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