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Played Challenges

Bad Copy Syntax - 998 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 4182 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26721 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
  • Number of attempts: 12
Team names - 1507 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 1251 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9706 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11363 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 754 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 17
Just the middle - 9656 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 4183 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple format (2) - 253 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 2689 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 12694 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 2078 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 11
multiple cursor alternative - 1175 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1975 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
html paragraph to table - 450 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 60
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 14098 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 12
Vice versa - 6234 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
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