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Played Challenges

Make list of numbers from 1 to 30 more compact, but more confusing - 61 entries

Change the naming logic of numbers to end up with less lines.

  • Best score: 77
  • Best player score: 142
  • Position: #17 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 3797 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #37 / 938
  • Number of attempts: 10
Satisfy the go linter - 1611 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: 33
  • Position: #264 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 576 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #152 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 374 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #26 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 642 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: 80
  • Position: #143 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 980 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #396 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 1
C# function to F# - 7 entries

Converting from C# to F# is not hard, but requires some manual labor. Here you should convert a C# function using a C# class to a F# function using a C# class.

  • Best score: 108
  • Best player score: 160
  • Position: #4 / 4
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: #2272 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 15
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 793 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #222 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 552 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #152 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1060 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5829 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #305 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3189 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2417 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #394 / 557
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1802 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #697 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 726 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #184 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #637 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #736 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3307 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #528 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1155 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2790 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #631 / 679
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2766 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #458 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3014 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 6
Team names - 1763 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #448 / 566
  • Number of attempts: 5
ninja substitution - 1261 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #205 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7449 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1610 / 2020
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1877 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #408 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #853 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3299 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3149 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4871 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #620 / 1692
  • Number of attempts: 14
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #3103 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 1
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