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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32903 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: 26
  • Position: #3347 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #883 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #125 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #553 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1843 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 15
Basic renumbering - 5428 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #969 / 1226
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add to end of each line... kinda - 288 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #17 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 781 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #11 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #736 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 2
swap or reverse - 104 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #26 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 3
readability - 306 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #112 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 388 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #182 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15727 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1556 / 4113
  • Number of attempts: 14
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #104 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 6
Count both ways - 957 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #221 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 2
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 233 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #110 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1948 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #42 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #740 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 8
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2213 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #841 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11619 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #355 / 3408
  • Number of attempts: 4
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