Over the years there's been many forum posts added to the net regarding Dmoz fraud. Many people have stated their disapproval at some category editors who obviously are using their position to game the system and have their websites and that of their buddies listed. But refuse to list other sites which are usually in direct competition with their own sites & their buddies.
Unfortunately the Dmoz gambling categories always seems to be spotlighted into this arena. That of Editors using their position to game the system for their personal & their alliances benefit.
It would certainly seem to be the exact case with the current Editor (webzcas - private GPWA member) who recently has been brought into controversy over adding his and his buddies sites to not one category but two gambling categories within Dmoz.
NB - Only one domain URL is permitted in only one category of Dmoz.
EG - yourdomain.com or yourdomain.com/forum can only be listed in one category. It's against Dmoz AUP to add both these URL's to separate dmoz categories.
However that's exactly what webzcas did with his site onlinecasinoreviewer.com which was listed in dmoz.org/Games/Gambling/Guides/, whilst his forum, onlinecasinoreviewer.com/onlinecasinoforum/ was listed in another Dmoz category dmoz.org/Games/Gambling/Chats_and_Forums/
It wasn't until a few concerned affiliates over at Affiliate Guard Dog raised these issues that webzcas proceed to removed one of the listing. Unfortunately though it didn't stop there!
Instead, he has recently purchased another website, and wouldn't you know it, that site's forum was added within weeks to Dmoz. Where as gambling webmasters who operate sites as good if not better can not get their site listed - even after multiple submissions.
Granted having a Dmoz listing these days may not be as fantastic as it once was. However, the way in which Dmoz is being used does have and makes a huge difference because it's being used to action a Link Wheel alliance.
NB - if you don't know what I link wheel is Google it.
In layman term, webzcas and his buddies link to each others sites. These sites also link directly back to the Dmoz categories which they are listed in. This creates a huge advantage in Google and other SE's that use the Dmoz directory and rank sites accordingly.
Where this becomes a major issue - something all gambling webmaster should be concerned about, and actions the suggestion of Dmoz Fraud, is the inability for other webmasters to gain a link into the Dmoz categories.
It doesn't take a genius to see this just ain't Kosher!
It's certainly not the actions becoming of someone who supposedly takes the high road in our industry and claims to hold integrity. The same goes for everyone else who is using webzcas's position as an Editor at Dmoz to gain favouritism based links and use their manufactured buddy linking system, to game the system to effectively shut to door in other webmasters faces.
I suggest you read through the entire AGD Dmoz thread topic. And if need be take a look at the vocal people in that thread who are taking side with webzcas. Check if their sites are listed in the Dmoz Gambling categories of which webzcas is an editor of. It should become evident that all is not on the up and up and most of these people are only trying to protect their wallets!