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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 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: #4550 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4485 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #834 / 1246
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18435 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1622 / 3801
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1168 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2819 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 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 15
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 907 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: #170 / 353
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5449 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #445 / 1231
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add to end of each line... kinda - 296 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 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7591 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1217 / 2056
  • Number of attempts: 2
Free hyphen! - 151 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 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 3
C Reformatting - 686 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #103 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 4
Paragraph sort - 418 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #80 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sorting a glossary - 116 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 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirrored text - 162 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #24 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a list of numbers - 279 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #90 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4191 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #232 / 1170
  • Number of attempts: 5
VimGolfNight - 507 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #239 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line 'em up! - 372 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 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1642 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 4
Lisp Condense - 432 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #80 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 5
120 Degrees - 454 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #26 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10557 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2105 / 3643
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1529 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 4
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1022 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #280 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 2
Append semicolon after expressions - 968 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #99 / 391
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove noise from HTTP log - 666 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: #184 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 905 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #54 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove dupes from array - 1308 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 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 9
The Cake is a Lie - 1234 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #224 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make Fancy Header - 983 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #189 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1364 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #163 / 525
  • Number of attempts: 6
Sort and add attributes - 1217 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #199 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1168 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 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11708 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1486 / 3431
  • Number of attempts: 1
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