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Played Challenges

Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 880 entries

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

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #83 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 5
hello-world-vimgolf - 1863 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #202 / 529
  • Number of attempts: 1
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 720 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #87 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reordering Lorem Ipsum - 212 entries

Who even sorted this?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #28 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fill in the chess board - 701 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #78 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a diamond comment - 265 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #34 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33086 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: 26
  • Position: #3371 / 7297
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2441 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #318 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #916 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3478 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #375 / 780
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2267 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #501 / 736
  • Number of attempts: 1
Number Sort - 298 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #128 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2520 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #373 / 688
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11284 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2713 / 4140
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5484 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #1170 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple addition - 301 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #73 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7617 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1433 / 2065
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vim's not included features - 183 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #41 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 772 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #205 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pretty format for variable declarations - 147 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #40 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15836 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2233 / 4131
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shift down - 191 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #50 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3135 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #758 / 1118
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 982 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #286 / 346
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 712 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #200 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1107 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #38 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 10
Don't know what this is - 1959 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #310 / 574
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 849 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #124 / 425
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10562 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1587 / 3646
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3403 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #572 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1570 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: 10
  • Position: #169 / 504
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3077 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: 16
  • Position: #588 / 1057
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12786 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2431 / 3928
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4980 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #654 / 1717
  • Number of attempts: 1
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 209 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #42 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11822 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1316 / 3461
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6195 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #682 / 1525
  • Number of attempts: 1
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