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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 3731 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #28 / 919
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: #1837 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #532 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #238 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1355 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10429 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #845 / 2954
  • Number of attempts: 8
Bad Copy Syntax - 1882 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #210 / 478
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3284 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #475 / 741
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7622 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #926 / 1819
  • Number of attempts: 4
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 65
  • Position: #81 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1259 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 5
ninja substitution - 1238 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #32 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 2055 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: 13
  • Position: #342 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 5
change parenthesis - 235 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #32 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #431 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #887 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 9
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1701 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11365 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1691 / 3337
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5804 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #686 / 1438
  • Number of attempts: 1
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