Hello Your Brain Rebalanced, I am a 20 year old male who has recently turned his former miserable life around. I found this site because I was serious about quitting porn for good but I also have somewhat of an internet addiction I want to break. Now I have a girlfriend, a few friends, and some hobbies. Around 3 years ago I had no life, no friends, and was sitting at home and working a miserable job at a fast food restaurant instead of going to college (financial issues and taking a gap year). I was depressed, had nothing going for me, hated life, and instead of seeking mental help I posted my problems on a few internet forums (not a wise decision). I have posted on a grand total of around 4 different forums. I used to spend a lot of time online. 2 of those forums which I thought were self-improvement forums were actually forums which many trolls, psychos, and other users just down on their life. Being sensitive and not used to forum culture I got into a few heated arguments with some members. On one of the forums we had a picture thread where I posted pictures of myself and my friends (also not a wise decision). One day some user decides to take the pictures of me, do some photoshops, and post a thread making fun of my friends and the way I look. I thought no big deal at first. He was banned shortly after that too. I also put my location up (a city in the northeast with a decent sized population) and that also created some buzz. Trolls talking about how they are going to find me in my city, find my information, and tell all of my real life friends about what I posted on internet forums. Some of these guys followed me to multiple forums and the moderators had enough of them harassing me so they banned these guys. Around 2013 I finally had my life together. Back in November I decided to do some research and my mind was blown at what some of the trolls did. I realized that someone took a picture of me, posted it on a few forums across the web, and even impersonated me and used my pic to pass off as himself. This guy must have had a lot of time on his hands. Doing a google image search I found that google yielded multiple pages worth of results for my pic As they say, once something is on the internet it is there forever. When I put my username on some of the forums on google, the pic of me came up when I looked at the results in google images. Pics of me at the beach with my surfboard and pics of me with my girlfriend. It seems like the troll stopped sometime back in september of 2013 but the images are still up. He has also been banned from multiple forums where he did impersonate me. I am happy to finally move on from that part of my life when I used to post depressing stuff on internet forums but I am afraid now that what I posted on the forums will come to affect my real social life and my loved ones even though it is old material. What is the best action to take if any at all? Am I panicking too much or did I royally fuck up?