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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #463 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 6
underscore_to_camelCase - 148 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #21 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 2
Free hyphen! - 147 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #9 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 2
SQL to YAML - 45 entries

Should be easy with vim, or not?

  • Best score: 72
  • Best player score: 143
  • Position: #20 / 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting a glossary - 115 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #41 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
ASCII Art - 80 entries

how good are you with simple regex?

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #34 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #139 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letter case trickery - 1547 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #408 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2027 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat most common surnames - 586 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #143 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1157 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 3
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