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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32803 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: #554 / 7246
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4415 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #84 / 1236
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18318 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #59 / 3774
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4629 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #389 / 1852
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1441 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: 19
  • Position: #11 / 368
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2778 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #10 / 621
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 11102 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #675 / 4100
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5419 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #34 / 1222
  • Number of attempts: 6
Wrap text in quotes - 328 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #18 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7491 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #201 / 2030
  • Number of attempts: 4
comments galore - 967 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #188 / 409
  • Number of attempts: 2
Scrambled numbers - 772 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #10 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 8
Align commas - 1021 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: 11
  • Position: #36 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 2289 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #278 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 3
From A to B - 542 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #22 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4168 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #228 / 1163
  • Number of attempts: 1
Test everything! - 136 entries

... and build the desired input data structure. Transform a list of values into a non-trivial format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #7 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15702 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #426 / 4104
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3103 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #168 / 1106
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10522 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #988 / 3632
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3378 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #339 / 680
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12703 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #676 / 3909
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11522 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #421 / 3380
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5908 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #145 / 1462
  • Number of attempts: 13
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