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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 679 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #306 / 386
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4790 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #17 / 1585
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 262 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #49 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 1
CSV to JSON - 172 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 94
  • Position: #27 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #7 / 643
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 287 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #14 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 137
  • Position: #91 / 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: 29
  • Position: #52 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 2
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 237 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #54 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 14
  • Position: #4 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 662 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #117 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 505 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #54 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hatsuyume - 457 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #69 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 128
  • Position: #57 / 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: #42 / 512
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 35
  • Position: #26 / 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: #7 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 460 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make Fancy Header - 1014 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #149 / 338
  • Number of attempts: 2
Linear congruential generator - 129 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 140
  • Position: #49 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 559 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: 27
  • Position: #41 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1476 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3 / 558
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1327 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #6 / 529
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1368 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: 21
  • Position: #143 / 384
  • Number of attempts: 5
Flodder-challenge - 1117 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #31 / 311
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 12286 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #711 / 3581
  • Number of attempts: 2
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