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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: #75 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #363 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1093 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #262 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #313 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #392 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 5
Make HTML List - 982 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #56 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 8
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #377 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 791 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #28 / 269
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add to end of each line... kinda - 285 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: 12
  • Position: #34 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7448 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #31 / 2019
  • Number of attempts: 11
C Reformatting - 675 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #77 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vim's not included features - 168 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #53 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alsa configuration - 478 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #82 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 4
Align commas - 1010 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: 17
  • Position: #147 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 4
Assign numbers to fields - 91 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #44 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 752 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #37 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #75 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 7
camel riding - 737 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #110 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line 'em up! - 361 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: 17
  • Position: #21 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1122 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #119 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #781 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #99 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 13
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #575 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 6
Enharmonic Equivalents - 52 entries

Transform # and b to digraphs

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #14 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
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