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Played Challenges

Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #878 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 3
Word Blender - 129 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 71
  • Position: #40 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1073 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interweave two blocks of text - 574 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #125 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 897 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #76 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 3
Insert a Markdown link - 411 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #118 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 1
Solve the Sokoban - 160 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #55 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
The holy-grail may help - 315 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #7 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 3
Assignment Alignment - 770 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #109 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1771 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #220 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 2
Round Round - 243 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 276
  • Position: #72 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 286 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 129
  • Position: #61 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 759 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #116 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 568 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #63 / 371
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 413 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #122 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 2
Dumb to smart - 83 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #25 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1203 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #2 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context insensitive completion 0 - 468 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #113 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove Accent off the Letter - 102 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 79
  • Position: #40 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 1
Compile C - 319 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #74 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 4
Almost encrypted - 180 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #11 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 963 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2 / 326
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember FizzBuzz? - 587 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 82
  • Position: #141 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 1
Deleting folded text - 289 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #18 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add fold markers to a .c file - 487 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #120 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1151 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #342 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6014 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #1228 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

Remember FizzBuzz? - 587 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

Jordan Lewis
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Software engineer at @cockroachdb.

entered into 27 challenges

contributed 1 challenges