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Played Challenges

Swap values - 4534 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #890 / 1254
  • Number of attempts: 3
Word Blender - 145 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 71
  • Position: #42 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4785 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1107 / 1584
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interweave two blocks of text - 628 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #130 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 936 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
  • Position: #79 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 3
Insert a Markdown link - 430 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #122 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Solve the Sokoban - 161 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #56 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 2
The holy-grail may help - 343 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #7 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 3
Assignment Alignment - 825 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #114 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1890 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #231 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 2
Round Round - 287 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 276
  • Position: #75 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 300 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 106
  • Best player score: 129
  • Position: #66 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 832 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #124 / 454
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 643 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #82 / 398
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 447 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #129 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 2
Dumb to smart - 94 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #27 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1284 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #2 / 511
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context insensitive completion 0 - 502 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: 8
  • Position: #121 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove Accent off the Letter - 106 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 79
  • Position: #42 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Compile C - 365 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #81 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 4
Almost encrypted - 197 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #11 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 1006 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2 / 337
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember FizzBuzz? - 652 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 82
  • Position: #151 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 1
Deleting folded text - 338 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #23 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add fold markers to a .c file - 546 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #131 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1347 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: 55
  • Position: #370 / 378
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6500 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #1303 / 1599
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

Remember FizzBuzz? - 652 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

Jordan Lewis
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Software engineer at @cockroachdb.

entered into 27 challenges

contributed 1 challenges