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Played Challenges

One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #3416 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2496 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #97 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3416 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 897 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #201 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1659 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3481 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #539 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 2
un-C-escape string - 54 entries

Convert escape sequences to characters

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #11 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #994 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replacing some words - 412 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #111 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
Case preserving word replacement - 436 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #124 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
imports alignment (python) - 640 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #144 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 1
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 207 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #89 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 376 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #105 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 2
HTML to Haml - 800 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #181 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 1
expand a list comprehension (python) - 276 entries

Please show your way to convert a list comprehension in python to an ordinary for-loop expression!

  • Best score: 42
  • Best player score: 66
  • Position: #87 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate English Alphabets - 438 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #92 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 1
Insert a Markdown link - 411 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #98 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1828 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #531 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 1
Java Array2List - 218 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 123
  • Position: #67 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 315 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #164 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1771 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #275 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 923 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #172 / 611
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 590 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #158 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 758 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #388 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 567 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #153 / 370
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 468 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #197 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 427 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #159 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 180 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #133 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 645 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #21 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1346 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #383 / 520
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1189 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #263 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1141 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #235 / 346
  • Number of attempts: 2
Braces or Brackets? - 710 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #143 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2979 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #540 / 663
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 901 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #228 / 270
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #777 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6004 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #1275 / 1480
  • Number of attempts: 1
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