Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32752 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: 22
  • Position: #1653 / 7238
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18255 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #888 / 3765
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #117 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7637 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #1244 / 1824
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2755 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #450 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flip the bit - 102 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #10 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11076 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2757 / 4089
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2063 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #400 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 5
Increment each number - 940 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #150 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 464 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #35 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15647 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #834 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple text editing with Vim - 11386 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #568 / 3345
  • Number of attempts: 6
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