Got this from:
As of May 21st, deviantart will be deleting
ALL da accounts. Not the plz accounts though. But just ALL name-wasted accounts, or accounts we think are fake,or that are useless. We are doing this to prevent something that could possibly happen in the future. If we find this message on your DeviantArt ID, journal, etc. we will know that you are not a fake.
Thanks for listening,