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Played Challenges

Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1155 entries

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

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #104 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 5
hello-world-vimgolf - 2294 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #202 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 1
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 806 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #91 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reordering Lorem Ipsum - 231 entries

Who even sorted this?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #30 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fill in the chess board - 886 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #90 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a diamond comment - 301 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #39 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33343 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: 26
  • Position: #3398 / 7356
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2464 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #321 / 569
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4743 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #926 / 1878
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3634 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #392 / 814
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2308 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #506 / 742
  • Number of attempts: 1
Number Sort - 303 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #128 / 162
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2554 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #374 / 694
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2719 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5576 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #1183 / 1255
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple addition - 307 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #75 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7761 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1450 / 2093
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vim's not included features - 199 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #43 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 777 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #208 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pretty format for variable declarations - 154 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #42 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2247 / 4158
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shift down - 193 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #50 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3169 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #765 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 995 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #288 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 724 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #202 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1120 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #38 / 293
  • Number of attempts: 10
Don't know what this is - 1978 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
  • Position: #312 / 578
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 859 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #124 / 430
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10614 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1586 / 3661
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3444 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #577 / 692
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1594 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #170 / 511
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3121 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #597 / 1070
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2441 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 5026 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #654 / 1733
  • Number of attempts: 1
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 214 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #42 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12203 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1332 / 3559
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6499 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #698 / 1599
  • Number of attempts: 1
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