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  • our prefix makes us taller... sometimes.
  • our infix is something you are, starting from today.
  • our suffix is one of our elements.

Who are we and why is today (December 7, 2020) such an important day for us?

Hint 1

The suffix clue is related to .

Hint 2

The grammar in the infix part is a bit stretched, read it as "You are ...., starting from today!"

Hint 3

The prefix clue is related to but a lot of people use it daily.

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  • $\begingroup$ Just to throw this out there, are we dealing with acronyms or abbreviations? $\endgroup$
    – MacGyver88
    Dec 8 '20 at 15:42
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    $\begingroup$ @MacGyver88 both the prefix and the suffix are abbreviations, the whole answer is not. You may think this makes the solution harder to guess but I think the abbreviation for the prefix is more known that the actual word (: $\endgroup$
    – melfnt
    Dec 8 '20 at 16:01
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I've got it at last! You are:

TABLES - and 7 December 2020 is a significant day for 'you' because as of this date support for table syntax was enabled across the whole of the Stack Exchange network!

our prefix makes us taller... sometimes.

Using the TAB key on a computer keyboard can change the size of a table row or column in programs like MS Word, which sometimes affects the table's height.

our infix is something you are, starting from today.

Starting from 'today' (07-Dec-2020), you are ABLE to use tables in your posts on Stack Exchange sites like Puzzling.

our suffix is one of our elements.

Es is the chemical symbol for Einsteinium, one of the elements in the Periodic Table!

Put it all together with overlap:

TAB + ABLE + ES = TABLES!

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  • $\begingroup$ well done, this is the intended answer! $\endgroup$
    – melfnt
    Dec 17 '20 at 13:01
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    $\begingroup$ Gosh, that prefix seems like a bit of a stretch, otherwise wonderful! $\endgroup$
    – lxop
    Dec 17 '20 at 20:07
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Could be

AIRBNB

our prefix makes us taller... sometimes.

AI - used to improve programming, can work well if used the correct way

our infix is something you are, starting from today.

IRB - I Are Back, texted after BRB (Be Right Back) or
IRB - Investor Revenue Base ?, or IR - Income Resource ? (stretch)

our suffix is one of our elements.

BNB - Bed & Breakfast, one of the services offered by Airbnb

Who are we and why is today such an important day for us?

Monday, Dec 7th, Airbnb was headlined as launching their IPO into the NYSE later in the week, getting prospective investors ready to buy their stock.

(Probably incorrect because it makes more sense to have Wednesday, Dec 9th be their important day due to their IPO being lauched at that time.)

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    $\begingroup$ Not the intended answer, sorry. The infix does not fit well, but here is a +1 anyway. $\endgroup$
    – melfnt
    Dec 8 '20 at 18:49
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My guess:

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (takes place at December 7th, that's today)

our prefix makes us taller... sometimes.

Owning a pearl makes use feel taller, as in richer.

our infix is something you are, starting from today.

Wow, will I really be remembered for answering this puzzle?

our suffix is one of our elements.

Yep, that's "day".

Who are we and why is today such an important day for us?

We are human, and today is special because today is when a big part of history was made.

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    $\begingroup$ That's completely unrelated with the intended answer but... nice try, have a +1. $\endgroup$
    – melfnt
    Dec 7 '20 at 20:20

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