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Played Challenges

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: 22
  • Position: #37 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #697 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1428 / 3768
  • Number of attempts: 9
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 160 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #9 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 13
  • Position: #162 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4605 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1029 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add string initializers to an enum - 726 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #146 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1070 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: 27
  • Position: #122 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 10452 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #979 / 2961
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1883 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #258 / 479
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #279 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7640 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #657 / 1825
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2755 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #403 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #86 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #434 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make HTML List - 982 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #152 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5395 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #846 / 1219
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #935 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 109 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #12 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1853 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #185 / 460
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4149 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #517 / 1160
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 734 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #40 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1543 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #300 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #267 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #306 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 3
Lisp Condense - 414 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #28 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 4
120 Degrees - 399 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #57 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 4
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #105 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #415 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 4
Harder than "abcd > a b c d" - 75 entries

Not as easy as the last challenge. This time, just one space between a and b, up to 25 spaces between y and z. (Removed some lines; diff was too long.)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #21 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4865 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #365 / 1689
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 21
  • Position: #2624 / 3347
  • Number of attempts: 3

Contributed Challenges

Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

Daniel Beck
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entered into 32 challenges

contributed 1 challenges