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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: #273 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 8
Wget failed to download redirections - 178 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #5 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #952 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #84 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 6
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #323 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 8
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #667 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 8
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #77 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 7
Create bison tokens - 34 entries

Create tokens for bison out of a known list of words

  • Best score: 85
  • Best player score: 115
  • Position: #14 / 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #153 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 3
Refactoring useless Method away - 91 entries

Real-life challenge, convert a bunch of ifs to a switch statement

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #10 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #66 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 7
Gray area - 702 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #83 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #597 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #475 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 8
replacing each line of a block selection - 2816 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #169 / 736
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #393 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 5
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