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Educate Yourself: Rumors!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 27, 2014, 7:02 PM
So I've seen a couple rumors recently, one where deviantART was going to delete accounts, another where deviantART is selling artwork to third party companies like Hot Topic.

I'm typing this to educate you on telling the difference between rumors and the truth.


If you heard that something is going to happen and you're frightened about it, instead of panicking, do research!

There are many ways to tell if it's a rumor or not, like:
  • Watch hq. Since they give out all official deviantART news, if you hear about something similar to account deletion and want to know if it's true, then go there.
  • Google is your friend. If you see a journal about a "hacker going around", why not Google some key words and see if it's true or not?
  • Ask the staff directly. if you feel the need to contact the deviantART staff directly, then file a General Inquiry ticket at the helpdesk.


Never post a journal telling people to spread misinformation! It's a dumb thing to do.

If you see someone who fell for these rumors, then try and educate them.

Recent Rumors

deviantART is deleting accounts!
No they aren't, it specifically states in the official FAQ that any account on here will not be deleted.
FAQ #201: Do you close unused accounts, or release them to the public?

deviantART sold this person's artwork to Hot Topic without permission!
It says under the submission agreement that they can't do that. It's a little hard to notice, but it's there. This is Hot Topic's fault, not deviantART's.

There is a hacker on the loose! Spread the word!
No, don't spread the word, please look into the matter and see if it's a hoax or not, and it most likely is.

Thank you for reading, and remember: Stay devious :fella:

Jenny345 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Nicely done. People should be educated about this.
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