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Played Challenges

Turn this csv list into queries - 189 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 153
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 837 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Round Round - 240 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 511 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5570 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort and add attributes - 1101 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4226 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse characters in a line - 593 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the Haiku - 247 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat long lines - 316 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1260 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 558 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 494 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10706 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
The Cake is a Lie - 1141 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 495 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1030 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: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context insensitive completion 0 - 445 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 395 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 201 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 4
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2604 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 528 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hatsuyume - 365 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
A Simple One - 849 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 476 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Indentation - 416 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting paragraphs - 443 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
Flodder-challenge - 814 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
Table Reshuffle - 325 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
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