All: A voting ring is when people get their friends to upvote their posts. This is against the rules—we want stories because they're good, not because they're being promoted. Also, it's not in your interests to do, because even when we restore a post's rank, other penalties for ring-voting still apply.
Also, the OP included a long text description, but those don't show up when the story has a URL. You can post it as a comment in the thread. (tdondich, if you don't have the text handy anymore, email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send it to you).
EDIT: I hesitate to post my e-mail to HN or to paste publicly how I did it, but it was trivial. Reply with your e-mail and I'll show you how I did it. It's probably a simple fix.
Edit a minute later: and back.
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PS. Don't get me wrong people, i DO love it, but it just seems to crash too easily. These things happen to all of us. It could still be a cool place to hang out and vent on HN.
Troll dens suck, but so do hugboxes.