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To some readers, I bring happiness

To some players, I bring sadness

Most of you like me as long as I am good

I hang out with Mark, in the rain with a coat

I can be a point, two lines or a rectangle

Sometimes a cross but never a triangle

I mix in the background, with a body, with a sound

I am within, I am without, sometimes off, sometimes on

Who am I?

Hint

A five letter word which is both noun and verb

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  • $\begingroup$ Not an affix riddle for sure. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Nov 15, 2020 at 13:21

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New answer!

You are a check.

To some readers, I bring happiness

When people see the checkmark on a test it brings happiness.

To some players, I bring sadness

In chess... check is where the king is threatened. Checkmate is a loss.

Most of you like me as long as I am good

A good check where the latter means investigation is liked.

I hang out with Mark, in the rain with a coat

The first half is referring to a Checkmark and second, rain check and check coat.

I can be a point, two lines or a rectangle

Checkpoint, the checkmark symbol or the check tile.

Sometimes a cross but never a triangle

Reference to cross check, triangle-check does not exist.

I mix in the background, with a body, with a sound

Clue for the phrases background check or maybe the check pattern, body check and soundcheck.

I am within, I am without, sometimes off, sometimes on

A reference to the phrases: in check/check in, check out, check off and check on.

Check has five letters and is both a noun and a verb!

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  • $\begingroup$ While your answer fits a number of clues for others it is quite a stretch.vs svfg vf n erpgnatyr ( n erny fgergpu), bar pna rnfvyl perngr n Gevnatyr jvgu svatref. Jung nobhg enva? Nyfb unaqf naq pbng vf n fgergpu gbb . Although it is interesting how your answer fits so many other clues. Thanks $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Nov 15, 2020 at 22:24
  • $\begingroup$ New answer!!!!! $\endgroup$
    – PDT
    Nov 16, 2020 at 15:06
  • $\begingroup$ Yeh! Good Logical Thinking there $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Nov 16, 2020 at 16:50
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Is it:

Book

To some readers, I bring happiness

A lot of people enjoy reading books

To some players, I bring sadness

To book can mean to foul someone in certain sports

Most of you like me as long as I am good

A lot of people like a 'good book'

I hang out with Mark

Bookmark

I only got clues for a couple of lines

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    $\begingroup$ In the rain? With the coat? Please re think. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Nov 15, 2020 at 13:17
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, it was only an initial reaction $\endgroup$ Nov 15, 2020 at 13:29
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    $\begingroup$ I think your "connection" logic is the way to go. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Nov 15, 2020 at 13:31
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is it . . .

light

To some readers, I bring happiness

Enough light for reading

I am within, I am without, sometimes off, sometimes on

it can be off or ON

I hang out with Mark, in the rain with a coat

rainbow

I can be a point, two lines or a rectangle

Tube lights , incandescent light

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