PSA: trade duping is not a thing.

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3 years ago#1
You are either trading, or duping. By definition, the terms are mutually exclusive.

For example, if someone dupes you their collection and you do the same, it is not a trade dupe, as nothing is lost by either party, and therefore there is no trade. It is just duping.

Note: contrary to popular belief, I don't really care about duping. Sure, I personally consider it cheating, and think it completely defeats the point of the game, but that is irrelevant to this thread.

The purpose of this thread is to point out that "trade duping" is a contradiction in terms, and that if you wanna dupe, just do it. Don't try to legitimize it by calling it something else.
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3 years ago#2
Whatever
3 years ago#3
From Merriam Webster (definition of trade and trading):

1 obsolete : to have dealings : negotiate
2 a : to engage in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods
b : to make one's purchases : shop <trades at his store>
3 : to give one thing in exchange for another
transitive verb
1 archaic : to do business with
2 a : to give in exchange for another commodity : barter; also : to make an exchange of <traded places>

Duping can clearly be a form or means of instigating trading, although they are not interchangeable terms. It involves an exchange (either of a dupe in return, or a service).

I myself say 'trade duping' or whatever, as a joke though :)

Also, I doubt people are trying to legitimise anything. They probably don't care what others think.
3 years ago#4
Cool story, I'm off to "trade-dupe" some Evil Smashers.
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3 years ago#5
It's too bad language and definitions are set and can never ever be altered.
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3 years ago#6
So...anyone wanna trade dupe or dupe trade?
3 years ago#7
Copy Swap!
3 years ago#8
Sooo...... What I'm getting from this post is.... Duping a Trading are the exact same thing. Cool. Got it. Thx for the info!
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3 years ago#9
R0880 posted...
From Merriam Webster (definition of trade and trading):

1 obsolete : to have dealings : negotiate
2 a : to engage in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods
b : to make one's purchases : shop <trades at his store>
3 : to give one thing in exchange for another
transitive verb
1 archaic : to do business with
2 a : to give in exchange for another commodity : barter; also : to make an exchange of <traded places>

Duping can clearly be a form or means of instigating trading, although they are not interchangeable terms. It involves an exchange (either of a dupe in return, or a service).

I myself say 'trade duping' or whatever, as a joke though :)

Also, I doubt people are trying to legitimise anything. They probably don't care what others think.




Next time you go grocery shopping, offer to dupe your money. See how the SS reacts. I'm sure they'll understand that duping (aka counterfeiting) is EXACTLY the same as trading (aka paying for services or goods with a form of currency that you don't keep).

Smh.
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3 years ago#10
Kpt_Kapowski posted...
R0880 posted...
From Merriam Webster (definition of trade and trading):

1 obsolete : to have dealings : negotiate
2 a : to engage in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods
b : to make one's purchases : shop <trades at his store>
3 : to give one thing in exchange for another
transitive verb
1 archaic : to do business with
2 a : to give in exchange for another commodity : barter; also : to make an exchange of <traded places>

Duping can clearly be a form or means of instigating trading, although they are not interchangeable terms. It involves an exchange (either of a dupe in return, or a service).

I myself say 'trade duping' or whatever, as a joke though :)

Also, I doubt people are trying to legitimise anything. They probably don't care what others think.




Next time you go grocery shopping, offer to dupe your money. See how the SS reacts. I'm sure they'll understand that duping (aka counterfeiting) is EXACTLY the same as trading (aka paying for services or goods with a form of currency that you don't keep).

Smh.


Great analogy that that has no bearing whatsoever on the topic at hand, bro.

Gratz.
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