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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32758 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: 29
  • Position: #4429 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4605 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #256 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #549 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1998 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 6
Make HTML List - 982 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #188 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 6
Basic renumbering - 5405 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #973 / 1220
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1403 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 752 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #35 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 4149 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #671 / 1160
  • Number of attempts: 8
camel riding - 737 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #211 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1543 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #264 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 934 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #154 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1573 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #311 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2690 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #571 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11393 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2033 / 3348
  • Number of attempts: 4
Jesse Atkinson
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Detroit native. Software engineer at @MeetEarnest. Vim & Fish shell enthusiast. Music & film buff. Ornery about whitespace.

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