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Played Challenges

Quicksort - 1623 entries

We need the numbers in the first row sorted as quickly as possible! Be careful not to disturb the data below the divider though: that must remain unchanged.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #197 / 359
  • Number of attempts: 5
EDN reformat - 1069 entries

The goal is to make the code more readable and concise while maintaining its functionality.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #31 / 150
  • Number of attempts: 16
Tic-Tac-Toe Grid Transformation - 326 entries

Your mission is to efficiently convert the original Tic-Tac-Toe grid, represented by 'x's and 'o's, into a neat and well-organized game board.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 99
  • Position: #27 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 17
Pick and sort servers from mirror list - 357 entries

Retrieve the primary server for each country from a mirror list file and organize them alphabetically by country name. Given a mirror list file containing server information for various countries, the objective is to extract the primary server from each country and then arrange these servers in alphabetical order based on the respective country names.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 93
  • Position: #73 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 3
Populate 3D bone names list - 471 entries

Ran into this at work, excited to see how this gets optimized

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #19 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 13
Remove line numbers - 577 entries

From http://web.archive.org/web/20140831121704/http://dirac.org/linux/gdb/02a-Memory_Layout_And_The_Stack.php#investigatingthestackwithgdb.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #36 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 8
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1190 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: #182 / 251
  • Number of attempts: 9
simple replacements - 1669 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #280 / 373
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33411 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 / 7372
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values - 4548 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #161 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 11
One number per line - 18634 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #55 / 3846
  • Number of attempts: 12
V to the i - 4759 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #479 / 1882
  • Number of attempts: 6
Split line with dots - 2125 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #61 / 630
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3546 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #67 / 1147
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1474 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 / 376
  • Number of attempts: 6
From argument to object - 1475 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: #214 / 451
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2894 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #146 / 701
  • Number of attempts: 10
Copy three lines - 2863 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 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 12
Just the middle - 11364 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #669 / 4165
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 259 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #54 / 139
  • 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: 16
  • Position: #57 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 5
create arrows in a list - 106 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #44 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 3
Adam's challenge - 957 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 / 266
  • Number of attempts: 5
Nesting SASS - 261 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #52 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap text in quotes - 349 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #17 / 120
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7811 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #312 / 2105
  • Number of attempts: 6
Sorting a glossary - 124 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 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort files from hosts - 179 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #44 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
Order and join - 960 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #94 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 8
Paragraph breaks - 505 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #161 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 1
lipsum lines - 254 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #29 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 8
Angular naming conventions - 306 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 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 7
Scrambled numbers - 779 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #25 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 9
Delete to the end of the current line - 792 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 / 386
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2387 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #300 / 444
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4266 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #118 / 1187
  • Number of attempts: 17
I forgot quotes - 15932 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #623 / 4162
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10632 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #839 / 3669
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12861 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #610 / 3947
  • Number of attempts: 8
Alphabet soup - 420 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #83 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 3
Exchanging Quotes - 823 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #6 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple text editing with Vim - 12330 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 / 3592
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6616 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #377 / 1627
  • Number of attempts: 9
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