Why are the majority of advertisement spam for Indian companies, considering that the users are mostly non-Indian by a large margin and runs in English (when English fluency isn't very common in India in the first place)?

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Don Barzini Profile
Don Barzini answered

I have some theories on this.

India isn’t much of a market for internet commerce, being largely a third world country full of poor people, many still without electricity.

The US is recognized as rich and prosperous, we supposedly have money to spare, and rubes abound.

Indian spammers don’t take time to recognize (or give a crap about) the format here, only that its an internet site they can access.

Its easy and FREE to advertise here.

I think we all can recognize how pathetic and parasitic these clowns are, lets unite to show them no quarter

Ray  Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

There is a HUGE industry in and around Bangalore, also Mumbai that relies upon "getting the name out there".

They earn money according to the power of a web presence. They don't just spam Blurtit, they spam everywhere.

This will improve their search metrics, whether you respond to their contributions or not.

Most people in India (who can read anyway) will be able to read English (holding  a conversation in it can be a bit more problematical).

So, spamming makes a lot of sense, even if it does not seem to do so.

In the "good old days" when Blurtit was a LOT bigger, and had full time mods online (and a small team in China who were active when the UK was asleep) the spam was usually quickly removed.

You could see the beginning of the end when (7 or 8 years ago) Blurtit left an advert for an Indian Escort Agency up for 8 or 9 hours - it  was only removed after a personal mail to the (then) managing directory.

Spam (like the poor) will be forever with us.

thanked the writer.
Dumb Goat
Dumb Goat commented
It makes me mad. We've had people who were willing to take on moderator responsibilities without even being paid--Just so that they can have some spam management here at all. I wish the owner would just give away the site since they've clearly abandoned it.
Ray  Dart
Ray Dart commented
Hey, many years ago, I was an unpaid mod on here.

I lost my mod status when I dealt very harshly with a spammer who was also a friend of the (then) MD.

As it turned out that I had been doing that for a while, Blurtit got a bit scared of "volunteer mods" so we all (Me, Arthur, Lynn Dwyer, Janey (and others)) ceased to have any powers.

It may not be connected, but it has all been down hill since then.

You may blame me or Blurtit. One of us is at fault.

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