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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 4405 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #506 / 1082
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33420 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: #997 / 7375
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values - 4548 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #430 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18638 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #272 / 3848
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4759 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #29 / 1882
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1487 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: 20
  • Position: #106 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 4
From argument to object - 1480 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: 17
  • Position: #44 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 6
Extract argument from function - 2318 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #79 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11367 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #950 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 5
Un"finnish"ed Work - 113 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #10 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 3
Todo list specification - 385 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #45 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 856 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: 15
  • Position: #8 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7813 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #304 / 2106
  • Number of attempts: 6
Hello ${world} - 299 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #15 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 2406 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #67 / 445
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2184 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 4
Suffix sort - 254 entries

Sort from the end of the line, as if the letters in each line were reversed.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #16 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change name of a variable - 169 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #49 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10637 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #435 / 3671
  • Number of attempts: 8
Words in parens - 12863 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #803 / 3948
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 12360 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1305 / 3599
  • Number of attempts: 6
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