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Played Challenges

Prime Numbers - 342 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #57 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4790 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1102 / 1585
  • Number of attempts: 3
A Simple One - 1001 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: #77 / 643
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 287 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #40 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 303 entries

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

  • Best score: 106
  • Best player score: 132
  • Position: #75 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 371 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #61 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 662 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #100 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 505 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #73 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hatsuyume - 457 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #123 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn this csv list into queries - 204 entries

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

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 129
  • Position: #60 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1286 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #14 / 512
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the Haiku - 275 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: 39
  • Position: #44 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 507 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: 7
  • Position: #11 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 3
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 459 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #5 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 1014 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #134 / 338
  • Number of attempts: 1
Linear congruential generator - 129 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #37 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 709 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: 17
  • Position: #156 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 647 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #170 / 198
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember FizzBuzz? - 654 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 91
  • Position: #159 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1475 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #6 / 557
  • Number of attempts: 3
Deleting folded text - 341 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: 21
  • Position: #61 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add fold markers to a .c file - 556 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #130 / 172
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1363 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: 23
  • Position: #255 / 383
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 884 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #118 / 288
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12281 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #717 / 3580
  • Number of attempts: 3
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