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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4654 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #35 / 1542
  • Number of attempts: 6
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 897 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #247 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1508 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #132 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 251 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #52 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 1
Insert a Markdown link - 411 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #93 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 2
Solve the Sokoban - 160 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #15 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shebangs for all - 1771 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: 18
  • Position: #341 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 4
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 286 entries

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

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 124
  • Position: #47 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 349 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #90 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse and count - 412 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #101 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 590 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: 15
  • Position: #78 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reverse Simple Deletion - 759 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #144 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 568 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #132 / 371
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting paragraphs - 495 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #115 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 1
Indentation - 446 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #145 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hatsuyume - 413 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #106 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1203 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #456 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 470 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: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #141 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 3
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 427 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #20 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 3
Almost encrypted - 180 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #34 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 963 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #154 / 326
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 554 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #139 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 523 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: 30
  • Position: #78 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat most common surnames - 586 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #159 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember FizzBuzz? - 589 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #61 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 4
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #10 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1191 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #11 / 484
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1151 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: #127 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11637 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #2483 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6015 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #1111 / 1482
  • Number of attempts: 3
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