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Java Local Development Environments Advanced Tooling Finishing TreeStory

Johan Cederschiöld
Johan Cederschiöld
5,708 Points

Work fine in the IDE but I keep getting error message

I've been banging my head against this all morning.

The code works fine in the IDE (Intellij) but when I press "check work" I keep getting that I don't present the story to the user. As I understood the instructions this was to be done in the "run" method of the prompter, which is what I've done.

I'm now out of ideas as to how I should solve this...

package com.teamtreehouse;

import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Scanner;

public class Main {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        Prompter prompter = new Prompter();
        Scanner inPut = new Scanner(System.in);
        String story = prompter.promptForStoryTemplate();
        Template tmpl = new Template(story);


package com.teamtreehouse;

import java.io.*;
import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Path;
import java.nio.file.Paths;
import java.util.*;

public class Prompter {
    private BufferedReader mReader;
    private Set<String> mCensoredWords;
    private List<String> results = null;

    public Prompter() {
        mReader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));

    private void loadCensoredWords() {
        mCensoredWords = new HashSet<String>();
        Path file = Paths.get("resources", "censored_words.txt");
        List<String> words = null;
        try {
            words = Files.readAllLines(file);
        } catch (IOException e) {
            System.out.println("Couldn't load censored words");

    public void run(Template tmpl) {
        try {
            results = promptForWords(tmpl);
        } catch (IOException e) {
            System.out.println("There was a problem prompting for words");

        String story = tmpl.render(results);
        System.out.printf("Your TreeStory:%n%n%s", story);

    public List<String> promptForWords(Template tmpl) throws IOException {
        List<String> words = new ArrayList<String>();
        for (String phrase : tmpl.getPlaceHolders()) {
            System.out.printf("Please enter a %s%n", phrase);
            String word = promptForWord(phrase);
        return words;

    public String promptForWord(String phrase) {
        Scanner inPut = new Scanner(System.in);
        boolean censored = true;
        String reply = "";

        while (censored) {
            censored = false;
            System.out.print("Enter word: ");
            if (inPut.hasNextLine()){
                reply = inPut.nextLine();

            for (String censoredWord : mCensoredWords) {
                if (censoredWord.equals(reply)){
                    censored = true;

        return reply;

    public String promptForStoryTemplate () {

        System.out.println("Please give your story: ");
        Scanner inPut = new Scanner(System.in);
        String story = inPut.nextLine();

        return story;


    public List<String> getResults (){
        return results;

#  This is essentially what I am testing 
1.  The user is prompted for a new string template (the one with the double underscores in it).

  a. The prompter class has a new method that prompts for the story template, and that method is called.

2.  The user is then prompted for each word that has been double underscored.

   a. The answer is checked to see if it is contained in the censored words.
      User is continually prompted until they enter a valid word

3.  The user is presented with the completed story

1 Answer

Johan Cederschiöld
Johan Cederschiöld
5,708 Points

Anyone has any guidelines on how to get untstuck?