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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 521 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #265 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4534 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #17 / 1507
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 218 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #44 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
CSV to JSON - 143 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 94
  • Position: #25 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 870 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #7 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 242 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #11 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 6
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 280 entries

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

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 137
  • Position: #86 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 326 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #46 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 2
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 206 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #51 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ruby 1.9 compat - 566 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #4 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 531 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #83 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 456 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #49 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hatsuyume - 368 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #54 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 2
Turn this csv list into queries - 190 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 128
  • Position: #54 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1168 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #42 / 477
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the Haiku - 251 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #24 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 461 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: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #7 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 405 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make Fancy Header - 929 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #143 / 313
  • Number of attempts: 2
Linear congruential generator - 108 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 140
  • Position: #45 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 501 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: 27
  • Position: #35 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1282 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1115 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #6 / 458
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1045 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: 21
  • Position: #116 / 328
  • Number of attempts: 5
Flodder-challenge - 829 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #19 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11365 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #662 / 3337
  • Number of attempts: 2
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