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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: 27
  • Position: #3768 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1206 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 592 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #57 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1034 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2392 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 906 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: #138 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 381 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #90 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 3
A Simple One - 934 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: #204 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 2
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 228 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #73 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 compat - 597 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: 17
  • Position: #137 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 772 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #362 / 432
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hatsuyume - 423 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #87 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the Haiku - 265 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: 41
  • Position: #57 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 4
Context insensitive completion 0 - 474 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: 8
  • Position: #117 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 4
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 436 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #220 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 978 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #311 / 329
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 565 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #79 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat a C golf submission - 536 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: 34
  • Position: #121 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse characters in a line - 645 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: 15
  • Position: #108 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #347 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add fold markers to a .c file - 493 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #127 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 26
  • Position: #306 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3009 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #221 / 667
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1978 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 3
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