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Played Challenges

Modernise code - 629 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 143
  • Position: #141 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 1250 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #171 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 2
HS Final exam vimgolf - 551 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #139 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 3785 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #838 / 936
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 642 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #137 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 980 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #377 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: 30
  • Position: #5237 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5827 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1095 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules - 985 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #216 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #673 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1638 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3432 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #958 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3786 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2071 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: 15
  • Position: #511 / 634
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3782 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3689 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 30
  • Position: #3106 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 3
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