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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 704 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #62 / 397
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4851 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #746 / 1604
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 955 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: #100 / 371
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat long lines - 346 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
  • Position: #61 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 3
A Simple One - 1009 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
  • Position: #212 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 288 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #40 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 372 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #78 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 238 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #47 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 4
Ruby 1.9 compat - 610 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
  • Position: #97 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 668 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #203 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 510 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #60 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 5
Indentation - 499 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #65 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hatsuyume - 467 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #89 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 3
Turn this csv list into queries - 205 entries

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

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 153
  • Position: #88 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1301 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #323 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the Haiku - 276 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
  • Position: #29 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 3
Context insensitive completion 0 - 545 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
  • Position: #185 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 471 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #194 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 590 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #67 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat a C golf submission - 574 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: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #76 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 732 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
  • Position: #32 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 671 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #90 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 5
Change the content of a string - 1502 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #380 / 567
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1368 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #304 / 541
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1435 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
  • Position: #290 / 396
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3505 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #398 / 757
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 1176 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #116 / 321
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 12481 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #860 / 3624
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6749 entries

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

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #416 / 1652
  • Number of attempts: 5
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