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One can say that my words help you out,
or that you can't go past without me about.

I may be old and rusty,
and phased out but I'm trusty!

I was once on this site up above,
Gold, silver, or bronze that users love!

Maybe I'm the turning point
that changed all history!

You just can't do without me!

Who am I?

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I think you're a

Key

One can say that my words help you out,

This could refer to the key on a map

or that you can't go past without me about.

You can't go through a locked door without a key

I may be old and rusty,

Keys get rusty.
A rusted key.

and phased out but I'm trusty!

These days people might choose to use a keyless digital lock

I was once on this site up above,
Gold, silver, or bronze that users love!

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Maybe I'm the turning point that changed all history!

Could refer to a key event or key figure in history?

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  • $\begingroup$ Good job! The only part you missed was why "I may be old and rusty," fits in to the key answer but I'll edit that in for you. $\endgroup$ – haykam Oct 1 '17 at 15:24

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