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Played Challenges

Make list of numbers from 1 to 30 more compact, but more confusing - 81 entries

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

  • Best score: 75
  • Best player score: 142
  • Position: #23 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4152 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #37 / 1029
  • Number of attempts: 10
Satisfy the go linter - 2031 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: #328 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 822 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #220 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 552 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #26 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 711 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: #158 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1066 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #427 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 1
C# function to F# - 13 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: 105
  • Best player score: 160
  • Position: #7 / 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33028 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 / 7289
  • Number of attempts: 15
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 841 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #235 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get mail address from outlook format - 600 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #169 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4484 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1071 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6059 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #305 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3215 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2440 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #400 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1815 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2768 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #712 / 821
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 802 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #202 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10714 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #637 / 3018
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3479 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #746 / 1127
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3454 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #551 / 775
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1166 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2850 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #641 / 690
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2819 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #467 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3037 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 6
Team names - 1783 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #454 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 5
ninja substitution - 1324 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #215 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7598 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1629 / 2059
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1933 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #419 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4203 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #861 / 1173
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15804 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3321 / 4123
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3165 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4974 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #620 / 1715
  • Number of attempts: 14
Simple text editing with Vim - 11742 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #3180 / 3442
  • Number of attempts: 1
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