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Played Challenges

Make list of numbers from 1 to 30 more compact, but more confusing - 73 entries

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

  • Best score: 75
  • Best player score: 142
  • Position: #20 / 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 3891 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #37 / 963
  • Number of attempts: 10
Satisfy the go linter - 1811 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: #286 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 657 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #176 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 410 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #26 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 677 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: #151 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1000 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #404 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 1
C# function to F# - 8 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: #5 / 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32803 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 / 7246
  • Number of attempts: 15
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 811 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #226 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 563 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #156 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4415 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1061 / 1236
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5850 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #305 / 1439
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18320 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3193 / 3775
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2423 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #395 / 558
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4629 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1807 / 1852
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2720 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #700 / 809
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 741 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #187 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10480 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #637 / 2972
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3442 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #738 / 1115
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3336 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #531 / 750
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7667 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1157 / 1831
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2802 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #633 / 681
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2780 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #461 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11102 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3016 / 4100
  • Number of attempts: 6
Team names - 1772 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #450 / 568
  • Number of attempts: 5
ninja substitution - 1278 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #208 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7491 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1614 / 2030
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1905 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #412 / 468
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4168 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #855 / 1163
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15704 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3304 / 4104
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10525 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3153 / 3633
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4894 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #620 / 1696
  • Number of attempts: 14
Simple text editing with Vim - 11522 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #3123 / 3380
  • Number of attempts: 1
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