Photobucket was/is the biggest factor. In my case virtually all my gun and other favorite pictures are on photobucket. To get other pictures that can post I now have to take new pictures and being lazy I haven't got to it yet. I am not a computer nurd and didn't back them up elsewhere. Not only that, when we focus on just one model gun, that has only 4 or 5 barrel lengths and four different finish's and a couple grip variations, after years of posting on it, what new can we come up with. In my own personal opinion and taste, I just cant get excited about discussing the lousy box's they came in.
Colt Forum has the deep information on Pythons ... but the fast moving information is out in Social Media. And yes, PhotoBucket has put a pricing scheme in place for posting pictures to places like the Colt Forum.
Anyway, like my pythons ... shooters and collectors.