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Lowercase first characters - 359 entries

This is the (abridged) input for Day 3 in Advent of Code 2019. The output is a format more suitable for Prolog programming: the two lines of input become two lists of pairs, joined together in a wires functor.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #103 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32910 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: #1582 / 7271
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #278 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18378 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #482 / 3788
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values inside brackets - 2431 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #12 / 560
  • Number of attempts: 8
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2748 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #69 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 9
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1117 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #31 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #99 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1938 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #50 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #185 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3376 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #15 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #607 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hash staircase - 39 entries

Can you use a strategy to come up with this pattern?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #17 / 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 761 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #29 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 5
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #5 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 8
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 710 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #25 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2800 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1777 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #225 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #677 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 4
ninja substitution - 1300 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #89 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7522 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1334 / 2044
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2093 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #112 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #30 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 6
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #129 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 1112 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #14 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 4
move titles next to url, in quotes - 487 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #46 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 9
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #818 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1382 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1703 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11637 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1715 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 2
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