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Played Challenges

Going underground.... - 298 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
O Christmas Tree - 99 entries

Design a macro that makes trees grow (or ASCII triangles, if that's too hard).

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Saving the hashes(#) - 1826 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2881 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 903 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hole-in-one - 958 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4893 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 4485 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5587 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9848 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Letter case trickery - 1451 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 465 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1858 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9896 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11600 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 10776 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 950 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 13247 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
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