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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 545 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #15 / 341
  • Number of attempts: 3
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 440 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #120 / 137
  • 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: 25
  • Position: #297 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #33 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add fold markers to a .c file - 472 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #94 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 22
  • Position: #203 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 4
Braces or Brackets? - 653 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #177 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2797 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #461 / 638
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 846 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #144 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 32
  • Position: #3129 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #705 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 2
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