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I stand for two words, both start with C,

In shorthand, sometimes you'll find me,

When you see me it's sometimes bad,

But often I'm an alright lad.

I could be called a wizard,

For I make things disappear,

When you talk of one you used to know,

I am often here.

When you turn me on my side,

I am above equals.

So, what am I?

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You are

X

I stand for two words, both start with C

Cross or Chi (Greek letter)

In shorthand, sometimes you'll find me,
When you see me it's sometimes bad

X is a shorthand for marking something as incorrect

But often I'm an alright lad.
I could be called a wizard,
For I make things disappear

X to close a computer window [thanks to noedne for this]

When you talk of one you used to know,
I am often here.

Referring to a previous lover as one's ex

When you turn me on my side,
I am above equals.

Rotating x, it becomes +, hence above equals?

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  • $\begingroup$ +1, but how does this relate to the title? $\endgroup$ – Chowzen May 27 '18 at 21:13
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    $\begingroup$ I guess it could mean: never found "i-n- t-h-e s-k-y," but then that would mean that it's a riddle never found in underground rotating hibernating squid formations, too. $\endgroup$ – Chowzen May 27 '18 at 21:15
  • $\begingroup$ I think the second word it stands for is ROT13(Puevfg). Also, an alternative way it makes things disappear is ROT13(ol pybfvat pbzchgre jvaqbjf). $\endgroup$ – noedne May 28 '18 at 12:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Chowzen Correct. Never found in "t-h-e-s-k-y" $\endgroup$ – Redwolf Programs May 29 '18 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ @noedne Both correct $\endgroup$ – Redwolf Programs May 29 '18 at 17:29
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I think you are a:

Carbon Copy

My Reasoning

I stand for two words, both start with C

In Shorthand, sometimes you'll find me

CC is common email shorthand for two words that start with C: Carbon Copy

I could be called a wizard,

For I make things disappear,

When you talk of one you used to know,

I am often here.

BCC, or blind carbon copy allows someone to conceal the recipient of the email, thus making who the message is being sent to, disappear or not be seen by other recipients

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  • $\begingroup$ An answer to a riddle should explain how it corresponds to every part of the riddle. $\endgroup$ – Peregrine Rook May 27 '18 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ An interesting idea $\endgroup$ – Redwolf Programs May 27 '18 at 18:47

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