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I have a pretty sharp memory.

Preceded by a C, I am usually a hindrance.

But with a B instead, I can prove to be the opposite of that.

It might get difficult for you to identify me if you add an S though.

But with an O, it should be fairly simple.

Guess the word with the help of the above message.

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I think the word is:

LOG

I have a pretty sharp memory.

A log is usually a record of events that have happened, e.g. within a computer system, a ship's journey records, or just a diary or journal.

Preceded by a C, I am usually a hindrance.

A CLOG is a blockage, e.g. in a pipe, where the flow of water might be hindered.

But with a B instead, I can prove to be the opposite of that.

A BLOG might be a useful way for a person to post their thoughts, ideas and worries, in a way that gives them headspace. Additionally, many blogs contain useful information for others looking for instructions or help online.

It might get difficult for you to identify me if you add an S though.

Something that is a SLOG is difficult to get through...

But with an O, it should be fairly simple.

Placing the 'O' this time at the end (since it doesn't specify where this should be positioned), a company LOGO is generally better for memorability when it is kept simple!

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice, that was quick. $\endgroup$ Dec 16, 2022 at 10:02
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    $\begingroup$ @ManishKundu Thanks - a nice little poser before starting my working day proper! Seems like it's been a while since we had wordplay-based riddles like this regularly on PSE... $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Dec 16, 2022 at 10:04

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