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Played Challenges

Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 630 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #102 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 9
simple replacements - 1115 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #203 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32963 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: #196 / 7277
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #161 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 11
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #55 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 12
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #479 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 6
Split line with dots - 2103 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #61 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #67 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #10 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 6
From argument to object - 1262 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: #193 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #144 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 10
Copy three lines - 2801 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #79 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 12
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #669 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 235 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #50 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 836 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #56 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 5
create arrows in a list - 88 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #44 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 916 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #54 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 5
Nesting SASS - 255 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #52 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap text in quotes - 340 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #17 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7541 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #312 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 6
Sorting a glossary - 115 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #51 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort files from hosts - 148 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #39 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 2
Order and join - 881 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #87 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 8
Paragraph breaks - 483 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #156 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 1
lipsum lines - 247 entries

Convert a quoted block of text into strings in a list.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #29 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 8
Angular naming conventions - 283 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #13 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 7
Scrambled numbers - 772 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #25 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 9
Delete to the end of the current line - 713 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #4 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #291 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #118 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 17
I forgot quotes - 15749 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #623 / 4117
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #839 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #601 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 8
Alphabet soup - 392 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #77 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 3
Exchanging Quotes - 799 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #6 / 219
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #497 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #365 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 9
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