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Played Challenges

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: #1845 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #477 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18295 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #927 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 2417 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #42 / 557
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1362 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #361 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #851 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1899 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #33 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #610 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3307 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #52 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #140 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 8
Tables, Functions, Sprocs - 109 entries

In order to load some scripts into my database in the correct order I need to load tables first (t_), then functions (fn_), then stored procedures (sp_). The order of the t_ lines and the order of the sp_ lines should also match. Reorder the lines so they will load correctly.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #11 / 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 748 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #123 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1256 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #225 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 706 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #72 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2766 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #281 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2839 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1763 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #233 / 566
  • Number of attempts: 9
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #269 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1261 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #33 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7449 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #476 / 2020
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2071 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: 12
  • Position: #138 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 595 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #36 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #31 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 7
Around the clock - 169 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #19 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #153 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 2
change parenthesis - 236 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #13 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove quotes after first field - 311 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #11 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 915 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 10
Reorder the groups - 1088 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #30 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 11
Array transposition - 2271 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #195 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1345 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #379 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1705 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4871 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1198 / 1692
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #691 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 3
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