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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: 29
  • Position: #4520 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #826 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1603 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1161 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2766 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #19 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 15
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 881 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: 43
  • Position: #167 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #437 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add to end of each line... kinda - 285 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #81 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7448 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1203 / 2019
  • Number of attempts: 2
Free hyphen! - 144 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #12 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 3
C Reformatting - 675 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #101 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 4
Paragraph sort - 394 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #74 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sorting a glossary - 106 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #48 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirrored text - 161 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #24 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a list of numbers - 269 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #84 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #232 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 5
VimGolfNight - 482 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #239 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line 'em up! - 361 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #27 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1633 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 4
Lisp Condense - 421 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #78 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 5
120 Degrees - 408 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #26 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2095 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1516 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 4
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 985 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #275 / 409
  • Number of attempts: 2
Append semicolon after expressions - 930 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #99 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove noise from HTTP log - 653 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #178 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 787 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #48 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove dupes from array - 1266 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #66 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 9
The Cake is a Lie - 1178 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #223 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make Fancy Header - 933 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #185 / 315
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1296 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #163 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 6
Sort and add attributes - 1133 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #199 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1074 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: 20
  • Position: #97 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1465 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 1
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