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Guess the word:

To all I’m known as a negative flaw.
Negative, I’m beneficial to all.

Hint:

the title

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  • $\begingroup$ I really like this riddle $\endgroup$ – Xandawesome Apr 19 '18 at 5:22
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The answer is

a TYPO.

To all I’m known as a negative flaw.

It's a mistake, yes.

Negative, I’m beneficial to all.

Type O-negative blood is (was?) considered the "universal donor" type, so can be of benefit to everyone.

Full disclosure:
at the time I solved this, the hint pointed pretty clearly in the right direction. I may not have solved it without the hint.

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  • $\begingroup$ EURGH I thought of that but I literally was like nahhh it can't be >:( EURGHHHH lol gj tho $\endgroup$ – NL628 Apr 19 '18 at 4:01
  • $\begingroup$ I sure hope that will never need to be a benefit to anyone... $\endgroup$ – EKons Apr 19 '18 at 13:40
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To all I’m known as a negative flaw.

Rddle has no I - eye - so blind. Being blind is a flaw.

"A simple little rddle"

Negative, I’m beneficial to all.

Going backwards, there are 2 I's - eyes - which are beneficial to all, at least those who benefit from 2 eyes.

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  • $\begingroup$ The first part makes sense, I think the last part is a bit of a stretch. Perhaps the negative of "blind" would be "vision", and the beneficial to all could be referring to someone with vision (a visionary). $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Apr 19 '18 at 0:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Jonathan that makes sense too. I was playing the word play angle. $\endgroup$ – John Apr 19 '18 at 0:32
  • $\begingroup$ Good try. When you get the answer (which is a word) it will be much simpler. $\endgroup$ – tyobrien Apr 19 '18 at 1:17
  • $\begingroup$ Also I edited the title a little. Sorry. It makes your question invalid. $\endgroup$ – tyobrien Apr 19 '18 at 2:17
  • $\begingroup$ I mean your *answer $\endgroup$ – tyobrien Apr 19 '18 at 3:27
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Is it

debt?

To all I'm known as a negative flaw

Debt is bad

Negative, I'm beneficial to all.

Negative Debt is good!

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Is it

A false eye?

To all I’m known as a negative flaw.

Missing an eye is usually bad, so I've heard.

Negative, I’m beneficial to all.

True Eye helps to see all? There's also eye clinics by the name and eye drops as well. Seems a bit weak though.

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