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Played Challenges

Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 434 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #85 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the shell script! - 787 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #115 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 3
Visual block training - 354 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 58
  • Position: #58 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 839 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #263 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wikitext headings to markdown - 541 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #107 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 1
hello-world-vimgolf - 1397 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #381 / 400
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extend shell script - 81 entries

Just add some more stuff

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 69
  • Position: #24 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
Format the CSS - 90 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #32 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rural Post - 4072 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #827 / 1008
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 565 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #263 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4640 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #688 / 1537
  • Number of attempts: 6
Replace and keep the case - 395 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #104 / 111
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat a C golf submission - 520 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #175 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat most common surnames - 580 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 80
  • Position: #179 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get rid of html tags - 337 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #122 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1341 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #474 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 3
Deleting folded text - 285 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: 35
  • Position: #99 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1171 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #363 / 479
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add fold markers to a .c file - 479 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #134 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 3
Braces or Brackets? - 682 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #149 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2928 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #565 / 657
  • Number of attempts: 5
Flodder-challenge - 870 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #221 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11589 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1851 / 3402
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5975 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #1019 / 1476
  • Number of attempts: 3
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