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Played Challenges

Wget failed to download redirections - 169 entries

Output of a wget session, where 302 where not properly handled due to certificate problems, has been saved to a file. Keep the correct URLs to start again downloading.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #32 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #785 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 521 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #200 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2186 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #10 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #282 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #21 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 3
Separating firstname & lastname - 109 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #21 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 427 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #8 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 731 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #104 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pretty format for variable declarations - 129 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #31 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 377 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #17 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shift down - 189 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #35 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
learn vim in short time - 212 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #11 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 1
vim1001 - 253 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #45 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 2
Roman numerals - 58 entries

Use the substitutions on top to convert unary to Roman numerals.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #14 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #438 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 932 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #85 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 2
Suffix sort - 195 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #31 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change name of a variable - 154 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: #35 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 1
120 Degrees - 399 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #66 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 674 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #33 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 2
NBCU Weekly Challenge - #0 - 124 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: 30
  • Position: #9 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
Refactor static member invocation - 187 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #28 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
Comparing scores - 69 entries

If Alice and Bob both did the challenge, put their entries together in the top paragraph, so we can compare their scores more easily.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #15 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 205 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #48 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1081 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #98 / 286
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1913 entries

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

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #233 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 3
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #33 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shuffle puzzle - 302 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #26 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #297 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3347 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #357 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 5
Letter case trickery - 1515 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: 11
  • Position: #232 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1322 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 1
Recursively Palindrome - 230 entries

Note that there are 2^6-1 characters.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #25 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #322 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 1
Solve the Sokoban - 158 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 5
Table Reshuffle - 326 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #23 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse Simple Deletion - 739 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #18 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 2
Compile C - 288 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #58 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 542 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #78 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 1
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