DeviantART Deleting Accounts
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There appears to be a new rumour flying around in various journals and comments that deviantART will be deleting accounts.  The information seems to be spreading using messaging similar to what is here:

On 21 of may, deviantart will be deleting all accounts. Not plz accounts. accounts ,  But just all name-wasted accounts, or accounts that we think are fake, or that are useless. We are doing this to prevent something that could possibly may happen in the future. If we find this message on your deviantID, journal, etc. We will know that your not fake.

Thank you for listening

-deviantart staff 

First, allow me to reiterate that there is no truth to this.  DeviantART would never convey information this way and official information is always posted through hq

If you are being spammed with false information, feel free to hide and block the user and report them to the Help Desk.

So what will happen on May 21st? Happy you asked!

May 21st is National Memo Day and National Waiter and Waitresses Day.  So on May 21st we should all write a memo to ourselves to avoid internet rumour and then we should celebrate our success by going out to lunch and tipping our wait-staff well 

Have a great day! :heart:
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Account Security - An Update
Recently, there has been some rumours spreading throughout the community about a hacker going around taking over accounts and deactivating them. We'd like to  reassure you on this matter, and to also provide you some useful pointers in order to keep your account secure. Upon hearing these "hacker" claims, we put our supersleuth dT Team to the task of making sure that nothing untoward was going on, and to verifythat there was no exploits within the deactivation process. We have been assured that there's no exploit that is being used to access accounts and deactivate them. There is a far simpler and less sinister answer, however and it's somet
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Gravitydown's avatar
My accounts not fake.
dev-lauramlp's avatar
dev-lauramlp Digital Artist
I hope they don't delete my account.

Moonbeam13's avatar
Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
No one is deleting accounts. 
SunsetShimmerTrainZ1's avatar
So i'm ok if i don'tt or do post it?
Moonbeam13's avatar
Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
yes you are fine :)
Drhamid's avatar
Hey!
I want to deactivate my account for some reasons. but unfortunately, I deleted my Gmail account long time ago and now can not recover or rebuild it (Gmail won't allow me). Deactivating Deviantart account needs Gmail.
Any idea. How can I deactivate my DA account without needing gmail??
Moonbeam13's avatar
Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
If you contact Customer Service they should be able to assist you :) contact.deviantartsupport.com/…
darth-biomech's avatar
darth-biomechProfessional Digital Artist
Still there's lots of accounts that have zero works, zero faves, zero comments, no avatar, and "last visit: 460 weeks ago"
If this doesn't just screams "I registered, but either done that by accident and\or have no interest in returning here ever", then I don't know what does. Those account names are better up being freed for re-registering. They're deader than disco, and what's more, they never been alive in the first place.
littleyellowllama's avatar
littleyellowllamaHobbyist Writer
I am aware of sites that close accounts that are inactive too long, but the part about having to share the journal to prove your account is active is classic chain mail. I have seen hacker warnings on here that employ similar logic.
Moonbeam13's avatar
Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
It's not true, it's not happening here the whole thing is false :)
littleyellowllama's avatar
littleyellowllamaHobbyist Writer
I figured it out years ago. Any time I see this, I point people to accounts like agnostic and username
KannaisWaifu's avatar
KannaisWaifuProfessional Filmographer
THE RUMOURS ARE GONNA DELETE MY BULLYS ACCOUNTS YAY
Goth-Clown's avatar
Goth-ClownStudent Writer
So, this is for sure not happening? I have a couple friends whose accounts were disabled, and I'm worried about that
Moonbeam13's avatar
Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
Not happening :hug:
Lif0rneir0a's avatar
Lif0rneir0aStudent Digital Artist
no
goron44's avatar
happy to hear, I'm just wonder were this all started?
Smartstocks's avatar
SmartstocksHobbyist Artist
I'm dying to know too... 

It must have been some mega troll who is very clever
Kloudkat74's avatar
Kloudkat74Student Digital Artist
what about this year? will it haopen?
Moonbeam13's avatar
Moonbeam13Hobbyist Photographer
No.
Kloudkat74's avatar
Kloudkat74Student Digital Artist
*whew*
RDJ1995's avatar
RDJ1995Student Filmographer
Fake
Leavhon's avatar
The Director of DA Community Relations is fake? You're joking, I suppose.
PrincessFlameFigher's avatar
I read the message about all accounts being deleted but does it mean that DeviantArt will delete my account. I don’t understand
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