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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 3797 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #543 / 938
  • Number of attempts: 1
Data reformat - 219 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #15 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: #2099 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 6
Get mail address from outlook format - 552 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #25 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 125 entries

When a test fails, my unit test tool reports differences between the actual output and the expected output as follow: - line in the expected output but missing in the actual output are prefixed with a dash - unexpected lines in the actual output are prefixed with a plus sign - comments added by the unit test tool are prefixed with a question mark - common lines are showed `as-is` (well, almost;) From that "diff" format, I would like to reconstruct the actual output.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #29 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #321 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 9
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5829 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #81 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1261 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #574 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #307 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 6
citizen_hacks_2019_part5 - 13 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #5 / 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2988 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 111 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #57 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1877 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #355 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3601 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1062 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 3
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