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I can be used for access.

I, my Eastern and Western neighbors; We all live in order.

Some things that live right near me are: an insect, a question.

What am I?

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The answer is:

The letter "G" on a qwerty keyboard.

I can be used for access:

well, it is a key, and keys let you access previously locked locations (credit goes to @wolfram42 for this reasoning), and I noticed that ctrl-g also brings up the search bar on chrome.

Me, my Eastern and Western neighbors all live in order

FGH are in a row on the keyboard, one after the other, alphabetically.

Some things that live right near me: an insect,

a B (Bee)

a question.

a Y (why?)

also note:

there is also a beverage neighbouring G, Tea (T). If you happen to live in AU or NZ, you may have notice the energy drink (V) also.

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    $\begingroup$ apparently ctrl-g is another hotkey for searching (at least for chrome). Any other ideas? $\endgroup$ – micsthepick Apr 5 '18 at 4:43
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I know this isn't the right answer, but it was too good to pass up:

Tur-key

I can be used for access:

A key is used for access.

I, my Eastern and Western neighbors all live in order.

Greece was named before Turkey, which was named before Armenia (ordered chronologically)

Some things that live right near me: an insect, a question.

Insect:

Not sure, unless of course it's Buda-pest

Question:

Will there be a cease fire in Syria?

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    $\begingroup$ Truly clever! I love it $\endgroup$ – WELZ Apr 5 '18 at 12:27
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I don’t think this is the right answer, but it was too close not to share. Is it...

The letter K on a keyboard

Reasoning:

1. It can be used as part of a password to access something.
2. It, along with its Eastern and Western neighbors (J and L), are in alphabetical order.
3. Also neighboring it on the keyboard are a back tick (insect) and a question mark.

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    $\begingroup$ Ooh, clever answer! :) $\endgroup$ – puzzledPig Apr 5 '18 at 3:32
  • $\begingroup$ Regarding point 3: certainly not on my keyboard (backtick at top left, question mark at bottom right, k in middle right). This is quite location-dependent. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 29 '18 at 7:54
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Is it:

The Enter key?

I can be used for access.

Entering = Accessing

Me, my Eastern and Western neighbors all live in order.

East of Enter key : 4,5,6,... West of Enter key: j,k,l,...

Some things that live right near me: an insect, a question

Question key is near enter key and based on @tjs352 answer: back tick (insect)

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Micsthepick's answer seems correct but there is no reasoning, so I'm adding it here:

Answer: The G key.
It can be used for access. (a key is a password)
East and west neighbours are in order: F G H are in order.
Near a question: Y = Why? Near an insect: B = Bee

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    $\begingroup$ that would have been correct a few minutes ago :P $\endgroup$ – micsthepick Apr 5 '18 at 4:44
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    $\begingroup$ My post time and your edit time are nearly identical. Well played. $\endgroup$ – wolfram42 Apr 5 '18 at 4:45
  • $\begingroup$ How is a key a password? A password might be considered a key, but generally a key is an object for opening a lock. $\endgroup$ – Raimund Krämer Apr 5 '18 at 10:13
  • $\begingroup$ I used the word password for simplicity. When talking about encryption you use "keys" to access files. Of course now that you mention it. A physical key might be a better explanation since it unlocks doors so you can gain access $\endgroup$ – wolfram42 Apr 5 '18 at 12:37
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Answer might be

Elements of a horizontal navigation bar.

Reasons

The western and eastern neighbors lie in order.
The elements are used for accessing other pages.
Near it you can find search bar where you can ask question (this site).
Insect would refer to a spider web crawler .

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    $\begingroup$ Not bad, but not what I was thinking $\endgroup$ – WELZ Apr 5 '18 at 2:57
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My answer..

Stackoverflow

Reasons

1. you can access all kind of questions from east to west
2. insect (bug) and question

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