Popular MLP-artist Tsitra360
was banned on September 19th for reasons unknown to him.
The assumption is that his account was repeatedly reported by one or a group of internet trolls, triggering an automatic ban
Of course, he contacted deviantArt staff ---- only to be told that he must wait 5 months for appeal.  
He is still banned. . . .
Examples of Tsitra360
's work include:
For more of his art, see his other accounts: Facebook
...Or use the deviantArt search
- as being banned means his account now appears as a "deactivated account"
And you'd never be able to tell the difference between someone disabling their account themselves, and someone who did not.
I only found out about this by sheer chance. (Thanks, !
Makes you wonder...
The next time you see a "deactivated account", how can you know why
it was deactivated, and if it was justified?
Not just that, but this could hit anyone
. And nobody visiting that user's page would ever know.
Dear deviantArt staff, may I suggest a feature?"Last words".
A single journal or comment left by the user on their "deactivated account" page. No responses. An edit button to change their "last words" (hah, irony), e.g. to provide updated links to other sites.
Here are some sample-use cases:
Also, please make a destinction between "banned" and "deactivated". World of difference there, especially if the ban hits a famous artist not commonly known for commiting acts worthy of a ban.
If you ever see my account as "deactivated", assume it wasn't me who did it.