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Played Challenges

Modernise code - 933 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 143
  • Position: #204 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 1611 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #219 / 299
  • Number of attempts: 2
HS Final exam vimgolf - 706 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: #176 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4138 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #918 / 1023
  • Number of attempts: 2
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 704 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: #149 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1059 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #404 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 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: #5267 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6030 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1130 / 1477
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules - 1019 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #224 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2763 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #684 / 818
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10709 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1660 / 3014
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3475 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #970 / 1125
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3822 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2113 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: #521 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3802 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3707 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11708 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #3173 / 3431
  • Number of attempts: 3
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