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Played Challenges

calculations - 147 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 6
Line under headers - 596 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 4167 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add string initializers to an enum - 363 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 412 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 986 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 506 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values inside brackets - 1722 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Song Transcription Oops - 158 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26713 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 8
Increment each number - 593 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 8
ASCII-art Histogram - 177 entries

Create an ASCCI-art histogram for the given numbers. Make sure not to leave trailing whitespaces. Thanks to VimGolf I recently discovered a feature of Vim thAT blew my mind. I'm curious to see what real ninjas make of it ;-)

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 11
ninja substitution - 754 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 14071 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4437 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 1916 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 1738 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 12682 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add semicolons - 4167 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1175 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Delete to the end of the current line - 538 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
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1975 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unsemantic linewrapping - 446 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9703 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2237 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4095 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
change parenthesis - 185 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9649 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11357 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Comparing Schema With Diff - 43 entries

Sometimes databases output things differently one to another. Fixing things that are out of order will make the diffs more usable.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 3747 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 4829 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2146 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 1244 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3603 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6228 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 115 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 648 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Com(m)a Trouble - 2078 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 10646 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
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