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Played Challenges

Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 558 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values inside brackets - 2156 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 9
Basic renumbering - 5136 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2886 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unsemantic linewrapping - 636 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 36 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2483 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 129 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 644 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 11
Team names - 1637 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 762 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 20
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 140 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6926 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 2800 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 9
Words in parens - 12073 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 945 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 739 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge1 - 28 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10144 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
ninja substitution - 1017 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 62 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2926 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2525 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 1739 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 10444 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2454 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 90 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
calculations - 187 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4663 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
change parenthesis - 219 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 831 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 677 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 1463 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add string initializers to an enum - 628 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3930 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 922 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
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