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Played Challenges

One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #3744 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vim tetris - 347 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #83 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1717 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2772 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 3
Word frequency alignment - 232 entries

You've got to align the second column, but the spacing is inconvenient and there are nasty tabs in the way. If you're a "real Vim ninja," this could be very quick indeed...

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #5 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 1
Circle in a square - 125 entries

Probably looks more like "Egg in a rectangle" in most fonts, but it's actually 23x23.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 79
  • Position: #42 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 2
Prefixes and suffixes - 533 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #108 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 4
Circle of Fifths with Sharps - 71 entries

Display a list of the Circle of Fifths with corresponding solfege syllables with sharps. Handling spaces may be tricky.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 85
  • Position: #30 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
NATO phonetic alphabet - 438 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #5 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 5
SFD-ROC: Tic-Tac-Toe - 131 entries

Tic-Tac-Toe You are 'X', and it is your turn. Stop 'O' from winning, and complete the game. Draw a diagonal line through your winning row of three X's.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #30 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 148 entries

Someone has vandalized our text (again). Please fix to read: The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #76 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 356 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #167 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 1
The name of the game - 597 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #31 / 328
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: ASCII Logo Border - 68 entries

Draw a border around this familiar logo ;)

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #25 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1441 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #292 / 411
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2300 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #116 / 701
  • Number of attempts: 8
Numbering a List - 1774 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #409 / 609
  • Number of attempts: 2
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