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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4761 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #881 / 1883
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4829 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #303 / 1597
  • Number of attempts: 4
Subtraction - 179 entries

Solve the equations.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #19 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 4
Suffix sort - 254 entries

Sort from the end of the line, as if the letters in each line were reversed.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #21 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 5
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 243 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #34 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change name of a variable - 171 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #72 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
Lisp Condense - 449 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #71 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 2
120 Degrees - 469 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #67 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 3
NBCU Weekly Challenge - #0 - 125 entries

One of our favorites lines here at NBCU! p.s. The first version of #0 was deleted due to me copy/pasting a HTML entity. Congrats to the one who figured that out, you are a true ninja warrior!

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #24 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 235 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #66 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1991 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #167 / 580
  • Number of attempts: 5
Two become one - 712 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #43 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vim tetris - 352 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #36 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mess in revision history - 1179 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #98 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 2
Going underground.... - 348 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #43 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10641 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1764 / 3673
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3454 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #60 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 6
Letter case trickery - 1597 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #101 / 513
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 3128 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #136 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1329 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hole-in-one - 1017 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #106 / 303
  • Number of attempts: 4
Saving the hashes(#) - 2008 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #95 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2483 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #141 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2960 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #372 / 770
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 2082 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #255 / 652
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 5042 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #282 / 1739
  • Number of attempts: 4
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3413 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #92 / 745
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 12398 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #260 / 3607
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6688 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #447 / 1640
  • Number of attempts: 2
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