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Played Challenges

Minimalist Limerick - 448 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
NBCU Weekly Challenge - #0 - 118 entries

One of our favorites lines here at NBCU! p.s. The first version of #0 was deleted due to me copy/pasting a HTML entity. Congrats to the one who figured that out, you are a true ninja warrior!

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two become one - 653 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 6
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2518 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1208 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
vim1001 - 227 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 2847 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 214 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
120 Degrees - 350 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Roman numerals - 57 entries

Use the substitutions on top to convert unary to Roman numerals.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mess in revision history - 936 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 988 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1010 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hole-in-one - 935 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat some Python - 505 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2063 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Gray area - 614 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 1992 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1257 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
The meaning - 491 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vim tetris - 314 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 8
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1043 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 854 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Append semicolon after expressions - 841 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 785 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 879 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1106 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 3689 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
NATO phonetic alphabet - 385 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
VimGolfNight - 451 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5391 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 6
abcd > a b c d - 239 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9278 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 3921 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2474 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Ruby 1.9 compat - 548 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
imports alignment (python) - 577 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4380 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 10633 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
A simple change - 354 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 188 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 1928 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1669 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
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