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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32972 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: #83 / 7278
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4641 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #265 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10546 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1204 / 2990
  • Number of attempts: 5
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #406 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #401 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1780 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #117 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add to end of each line... kinda - 290 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #120 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7541 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #622 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 5
Mirrored text - 162 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #36 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sudoku table - 58 entries

Make this simple sudoku table look nice and legible.

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #16 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Align commas - 1040 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #107 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 3
Assign numbers to fields - 93 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #11 / 52
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #80 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fix the XML - 958 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #213 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line 'em up! - 367 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #42 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15749 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #249 / 4117
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 3122 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #317 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 5
Don't know what this is - 1951 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #48 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #792 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 6
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #558 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2624 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 4
Convert pandoc unordered list to a numbered list - 157 entries

I know it's possible to use #. in pandoc to auto-generate numbered lists, but then it's not easy to tell how many items there are when reading it in Markdown. How fast can you make the switch?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #29 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 3
Tamas Gal (Tom)
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Physicist and developer working on the #KM3NeT neutrino telescope. Loves #JuliaLang, #Python, #Climbing, #Motorbikes and #CleanCode.

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