About a week ago we had abt. 1 009 400 fotos counted, 2 days ago we had 1 007 500 fotos, today we have only 1 006 947 fotos.
What does it mean? More and more members delete their fotos and quit their account?
I think, it is hard to say, what the reason is. Of course you could guess and guess, and still hard to find out, as long you have no evidence
Of course everyone can decide themselfes, whether deleting their account, and for example - starting an own website, with own designs and own preferences of uploaded photos and documenting about shipspotting as well. Which is of course, a good thing, because everyone must find an own way to get happy. I would not worry about it.
On the other side, it may of course be, that photoadmins have been doing their job, and that some unappropiate photos got deleted, to keep the quality of the website up.
Which leads back to your first assumption, can of course result in some people, going their own way, and get happy with their own website.
OK, is just what I think, and if you think, that there is a technical problem, you may of course contact webmaster. It was not a good time, when during some work on the server, accidentally many photos got lost !!!
So, thanks for bringing this to attention.