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Played Challenges

Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #145 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #186 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 8
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #461 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2103 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #211 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 7
Every other line - 2836 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #172 / 687
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2811 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #50 / 626
  • Number of attempts: 9
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #661 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #483 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2507 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #150 / 684
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2359 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5444 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #59 / 1229
  • Number of attempts: 11
Combines all items - 273 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #49 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7541 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #261 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 6
C Reformatting - 686 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #6 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 12
Order and join - 884 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #29 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #282 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15749 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #547 / 4117
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 3122 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #196 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2151 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #131 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 15
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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: 14
  • Position: #262 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #742 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 8
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #460 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11662 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #466 / 3419
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6035 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #152 / 1487
  • Number of attempts: 7
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