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Played Challenges

Innocent Monster - 35 entries

You have the tools, just create him!

  • Best score: 61
  • Best player score: 87
  • Position: #8 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Inverting Lines - 1113 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #190 / 308
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4629 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #1491 / 1852
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10480 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #2003 / 2972
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2207 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #480 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2478 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #13 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11102 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #277 / 4100
  • Number of attempts: 5
camel riding - 741 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #4 / 265
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 956 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #206 / 277
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 737 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: 16
  • Position: #164 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15702 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #19 / 4104
  • Number of attempts: 8
vim1001 - 254 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #12 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 6
Roman numerals - 62 entries

Use the substitutions on top to convert unary to Roman numerals.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #7 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3103 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #729 / 1106
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 936 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #6 / 335
  • Number of attempts: 4
Suffix sort - 196 entries

Sort from the end of the line, as if the letters in each line were reversed.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #33 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 3
Lisp Condense - 421 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #121 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 2
120 Degrees - 416 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #102 / 137
  • Number of attempts: 1
Winding path - 91 entries

It's a maze, but the bad paths have been blocked off. Mark the correct path.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 82
  • Position: #33 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1091 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #111 / 289
  • Number of attempts: 5
Don't know what this is - 1935 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: 16
  • Position: #439 / 567
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 835 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #109 / 419
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vim tetris - 347 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 68
  • Position: #96 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10522 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #2493 / 3632
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3378 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #78 / 680
  • Number of attempts: 18
Letter case trickery - 1535 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: #110 / 496
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12703 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3176 / 3909
  • Number of attempts: 3
Tiny column alignment - 39 entries

Align using the four blocks, don't forget to lowercase and have fun!

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 205
  • Position: #17 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2352 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #271 / 711
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1758 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: 11
  • Position: #28 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reverse characters in a line - 618 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #58 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11522 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2236 / 3380
  • Number of attempts: 3
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