Doubts about NFTs. Why are the buyers doing the minting?

I have been using cryptocurrencies for many years and I know the mechanics … I know what an ERC-721 token and an ERC-20 token are and the differences, and everything in between … but I can’t conceive of some of the mechanisms of NFTs. Hope someone can help me understand. Then. First of all, if I create an NFT (which would simply be a token with a supply of 1, right? And that has the URL where the NFT file resides, right?) Since I am creating it, i’m also minting right? So why in nft projects is it who buys to mint it? This is the first thing that I can’t quite understand … The other thing is: if an NFT is a single token, how come in many projects more people have the same NFT? And then .. if I created an ERC-20 token and set the quantity to 1, wouldn’t it have the same characteristics as an ECRC-721 ?? What I am thinking (which is perhaps wrong) is that a collection that contains multiple nft is simply an erc-20 contract of which each token is unique? please help me understand 🙁 Thanks and for any answers …

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  1. >The other thing is: if an NFT is a single token, how come in many projects more people have the same NFT? And then

    Each nft has a unique minted “code” to it, like a line of hidden script. So even if I have 100 apparent identical nfts, they are all unique in their embedded “computer code”

    Only someone with access to the creators account with the nft collection can add nfts to that collection. Usually people shop collections. So even if some rando went and created a copy of a popular collection’s art, and tried to sell it on opensea, people would know it’s fake, because it doesn’t belong to the original authors collection.

    I’m not sure if that answers your question

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