I'm in BDSM lifestyle since mostly 30 years and I subscribed to alt.com ten years ago, but it was not decisive : too few people on the chat and few french people except from Paris.
Two months ago, I subscribed for one month. I noticed that the site had become totally phony : fake profiles, fake pics, porn stars photos for most profile, fake online people. Is it due to the subscribers? Not at all.
I created with a sub of mine, and with a special IP, a woman's profile in Brittany the place I live in France : Diotima. When I connected to alt.com she was always "on line" While she was next to me, smiling. Others "online" subscribers from around were porn stars pics.
Most of all, some days ago, I found out that the administrators organized "Automatic renewal of the subscription", and stole me 69€ while I believed my subscription ended.
It is possible that the acquisition by Ventnor in 2009 provoked this change but in anyway Alt.com is mainly a site of phony profiles, hostesses, bots and swindlers.
Don't consider Alt.com as a BDSM ...It is a phony site
Maqrol does NOT recommend ALT.com to friends/family