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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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
  • Position: #402 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1523 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 6
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #526 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1742 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 7
SQL to YAML - 34 entries

Should be easy with vim, or not?

  • Best score: 72
  • Best player score: 96
  • Position: #13 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 737 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #86 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 6
readability - 298 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #96 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #462 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 6
Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #59 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #105 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 6
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #48 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 14
Letter case trickery - 1524 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: 13
  • Position: #371 / 494
  • Number of attempts: 7
quotes inside quotes - 2998 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: 15
  • Position: #390 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #242 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1147 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #922 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 4
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