I run a fairly busy message board catering to a niche profession. Most message board users are in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia.
Every week or so, either I or a moderator will get an email, private message or, in the most recent case, a reported post, usually reading something like this:
Sure, users on the board ask and answer questions; that’s what it’s there for. However, it’s only Indians that post vague “Kindly tell me everything about [some broad topic] in great detail” questions, or email questions directly to me or a mod. Most of the “do my homework”-type questions are also from India. Also, while users from other countries are engaged in a variety of discussions, about 95% of the users from India register only to ask one of those “You will do the needful and tell me everything about everything please” questions. Nobody ever answers them, and quite often the mods delete them because they violate the site’s “don’t ask us to do our homework” rule.
I’m not writing this to say the equivalent of “haha those silly Indians durr”. I’d really like to know why these types of posts and questions only come from India; if there’s some cultural reason behind it or something else.