Three cheers for Chrysostom November 3, 2018 8:04 AM   Subscribe

Title says it all. Dude has been heroic in keeping the community fully informed during this intense campaign season (as he has many times before), and I couldn't find an appreciation post for him, so this is it. Thank you, Chrysostom! You are truly doing all of us a service every day.
posted by GrammarMoses to MetaFilter-Related at 8:04 AM (72 comments total) 76 users marked this as a favorite

Hearty second! When I explain the megathreads to people, Chrysostom's roundups are top on the list. Outstanding.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 8:07 AM on November 3 [15 favorites]


Hugest possible co-sign. Be sure to check out their Election Ratings & Results Tracker over in Projects!
posted by lalex at 8:21 AM on November 3 [8 favorites]


Yep. Chrysotom's a MetaFilter hero.
posted by nangar at 8:37 AM on November 3 [5 favorites]


A real mensch. Three cheers for Chrysostom, indeed!
posted by Barack Spinoza at 8:59 AM on November 3 [6 favorites]


Thanks so much!
posted by AlexiaSky at 9:09 AM on November 3 [3 favorites]


I might even go for a fourth or fifth cheer
posted by XMLicious at 9:21 AM on November 3 [4 favorites]


So glad you made this thread- I appreciate the hell out of Chrysostom's posts daily, but never knew where to post about it. Thanks for rounding up all that data, it's such a consistent dose of information that I really look forward to around here
posted by 23skidoo at 9:27 AM on November 3 [6 favorites]


hero.
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 10:17 AM on November 3 [2 favorites]


Yes! Both Cook and Sabato are rating Chrysostom Solid Cheers.
posted by zachlipton at 11:31 AM on November 3 [14 favorites]


Chrysostom for every office! Write in Chrysostom 2018!
posted by contraption at 11:55 AM on November 3 [11 favorites]


actually zach those ratings have been changed to "Safe Standing Ovation" try to keep up
posted by lalex at 12:01 PM on November 3 [6 favorites]


Wow, mad skilz with the Google Docs, chrysostom! Thanks for all your efforts!
posted by Lynsey at 12:11 PM on November 3 [1 favorite]


Totally true. Your work is much appreciated, chrysostom!
posted by Bella Donna at 12:37 PM on November 3 [1 favorite]


Nth-ing all of the heartfelt appreciation and sincere gratitude expressed above by my fellow mefites.
posted by carmicha at 12:41 PM on November 3 [2 favorites]


Indispensable.
posted by notyou at 1:24 PM on November 3 [2 favorites]


Oh, um, gosh. I was not expecting to see this. Thank you all for the kind words!

And in closing, please remember that my policy positions are the correct ones.
posted by Chrysostom at 4:13 PM on November 3 [34 favorites]


you rock Chrysostom
posted by biggreenplant at 4:33 PM on November 3


Hear hear!!! your posts are very much appreciated, chrysostom.
posted by yoga at 4:49 PM on November 3


I absolutely search for these posts every night. Thanks for all your work!
posted by charmedimsure at 5:14 PM on November 3


/signed. Excellent callout, and excellent work, Chrysostom! :)
posted by mordax at 5:35 PM on November 3



Chrysostom for every office! Write in Chrysostom 2018!


I think he holds several now.
posted by jgirl at 5:46 PM on November 3 [5 favorites]


hip hip hooray!
posted by lefty lucky cat at 5:55 PM on November 3


He's a jolly good fellow.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:17 PM on November 3


Whatever the opposite of a jagoff is, Chrysostom is it.
posted by soren_lorensen at 7:18 PM on November 3 [7 favorites]


I will cheer Chrysostom until the cows come home. (And the cows I have in mind are jet-setting, world-seeing cows. There will be extensive cheering.)

Chrysostom is utterly wonderful, and not just for their contributions to the politics threads.

Hooray! Hooray! Huzzah! Yay!
posted by kristi at 7:22 PM on November 3 [1 favorite]


(Also this was one of my favorite moments on MetaFilter.)
posted by kristi at 7:23 PM on November 3 [2 favorites]


... and so say all of us!

Really, thanks!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 8:55 PM on November 3


Hell yeah!
posted by Burhanistan at 9:28 PM on November 3


I always look forward to your updates, Chrysostom. Thanks for all the effort you put into tracking BASICALLY EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE for slackers like me!
posted by sldownard at 5:28 AM on November 4


Yes! Thank you for posting this! Nthing.

Vote #1 Chrysostom!
(Sorry, quidnunc kid. You’re gunna have to up your game.)
posted by greermahoney at 10:21 AM on November 4 [3 favorites]


Three cheers and a round of beers for Chrysostom! I really, really appreciate his polling and election sum-ups. I can't tell you how useful they are to me.

🎉🎉 🍻🍻 🎊🎊
posted by Rosie M. Banks at 10:29 AM on November 4 [1 favorite]


Hip-hip-hooray! Hip-hip-hooray! Hip-hip-hooray!

Thank you so very much for your contributions, Chrysostom. I look forward to your indispensable polling posts every single day.
posted by Doktor Zed at 12:39 PM on November 4 [1 favorite]


Count me in on the cheers!
posted by TedW at 2:19 PM on November 4


Another big yay for Chrysostom! I've had 538's Latest Polls page open in a tab nonstop for many, many Scaramuccis, but it's still comforting to see his summary at the end of each day.
posted by Tsuga at 4:25 PM on November 4 [2 favorites]


Count me in, too! Chrysotom's done one hell of a job in the last two years here.
posted by sciatrix at 5:17 PM on November 4 [3 favorites]


Hmmph. No love for my first 15 years here!
posted by Chrysostom at 9:10 PM on November 4 [6 favorites]


The love was low key previously. Now, it is a bolder vintage with great nuance.
posted by jadepearl at 9:15 PM on November 4 [3 favorites]


Adding my voice to the chorus singing our Chrysostom’s praises!

Your long and glorious tenure, and your recent electoral work here, are both truly appreciated, brother.
posted by darkstar at 9:34 PM on November 4 [2 favorites]


Chrysostom, the consistency and dedication of your work is literally awesome. I remember talking to a friend about your famous election updates - when I explained that they were nearly daily updates, and that they included a fair number of specials and downballot elections in addition to the federal ones, I believe his reaction was "Wow!" as it should be. And when trying to figure out who to write postcards for, I've often done an in-page browser Find to search for your updates, and gone with the underdogs or close calls.

Huzzah and thank you!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 9:40 PM on November 4 [5 favorites]


Thanks so much! I read every one and they are the most reliable election news I know of...
posted by mmoncur at 9:47 PM on November 4


^ What they said! Thank you, Chrysostom!
posted by scaryblackdeath at 10:14 PM on November 4


oh my god, ABSOLUTELY. I'm pretty sure there are media people cribbing off of Chrysostom.
posted by schadenfrau at 10:22 PM on November 4


I have read Metafilter for more than 15 years, but have almost never had the nerve to comment. I will now. Thank you, Chrysostom.
posted by Threff at 11:16 PM on November 4 [10 favorites]


Amazing work - much appreciated.

Also fully onboard with someone writing a fanfic story about how Chrysostom suddenly finds that he can alter the results of elections by simply changing his numbers in the posts....like his posts have been hard coded as the command and control central node for the Russian bots that really run the election....
posted by inflatablekiwi at 11:39 PM on November 4 [6 favorites]


Thanks. Your updates have been indispensable for me. I mostly use them to talk with friends and family in other states about their interesting down ballot races, especially back in special election season.
posted by nat at 11:50 PM on November 4 [3 favorites]


Thanks, Chrysostom! Your hard work is deeply appreciated.
posted by young_simba at 3:50 AM on November 5


Yes yes thanks! So useful, if not exactly soothing, to have a national sense of how things stand.
posted by Ella Fynoe at 4:41 AM on November 5


A hearty thanks, indeed! Chrysostom is a major reason I became addicted to POTUS threads.
posted by Miss Cellania at 4:48 AM on November 5 [1 favorite]


^^ Same. Thank you for devoting so much of your spare time to crunching data. We appreciate it!
posted by rocket at 5:26 AM on November 5


Chrysostom and MeTa sittin' in a tree
Discussing the relative performance of disparate polling agencies

Giggle/Snort 2020!

This message sponsored by Vote Quidnunc #1 Already You Rotten Bastards, LLC StupidPAC and has not been endorsed by any candidate, organization, or non-terrestrial delegation.
posted by petebest at 5:30 AM on November 5 [3 favorites]


Thank you, Chrysostom!
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:01 AM on November 5


In the battle between signal and noise, Chrysostom is a strong signal in the darkness. Thanks for all you do.
posted by lazaruslong at 6:21 AM on November 5 [7 favorites]


+1 Thank you, Chrysostom!
posted by jomato at 6:41 AM on November 5


The megathreads in general have been key to maintaining my sanity, and Chrysostom is a massive part of that!
posted by gladly at 6:50 AM on November 5 [3 favorites]


Many thanks, sir. You've done amazing work. My hat is off to you.
posted by Gelatin at 6:56 AM on November 5 [1 favorite]


Your work is much appreciated, Chrysostom.
posted by jaruwaan at 7:29 AM on November 5


nat: "I mostly use them to talk with friends and family in other states about their interesting down ballot races, especially back in special election season."

Oh man, I can't wait to get back to special elections.
posted by Chrysostom at 8:29 AM on November 5 [4 favorites]


^^^What they all said. Thank you!

And I breathlessly await the day when I won't feel like I have to care about your next election update, after the current unpleasantness is behind us. (Oh who am I kidding...) In the meantime, you're essential reading!
posted by RedOrGreen at 8:50 AM on November 5 [2 favorites]


Huge, YUGE, thanks!!!
posted by Wilder at 9:25 AM on November 5


I believe Chrysostom uses they/them/their pronouns (at least, this is what their Twitter said). Chrysostom has kept me sane in the megathread, and that deserves a round of applause.
posted by pxe2000 at 9:58 AM on November 5 [2 favorites]


Thank you, Chrysostom, for the posts and for being a good sport.
posted by ZeusHumms at 10:26 AM on November 5 [1 favorite]


while I miss the intuitive emotional appeal of the JCPL, I have to admit that Chrysostometrics have been an overwhelming net positive for the megathreads
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:32 AM on November 5 [7 favorites]


I believe Chrysostom uses they/them/their pronouns (at least, this is what their Twitter said).

Huh, I don't remember that. No, I'm bog-standard male.

But you can call me anything you like, as long as you don't call me late for dinner.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:41 AM on November 5 [4 favorites]


well you're a credit to bog people, you are
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:51 AM on November 5 [8 favorites]


Seriously appreciate all the work you've done Chrysostom! Thank you!
posted by joedan at 11:16 AM on November 5


Chrysostom, thank you for letting me know. (I'm confusing you with the person who signed up for and took on a position in their county, and I apologize for the confusion.)
posted by pxe2000 at 11:45 AM on November 5


In high school, people said I looked like Skippy from "Family Ties," so I'm used to it.
posted by Chrysostom at 12:13 PM on November 5 [2 favorites]


Thank you!
posted by chimpsonfilm at 1:32 PM on November 5


Always good stuff and damn, that Buchanan picture is cool.
posted by clavdivs at 12:19 AM on November 6


Hey, cortex, shouldn't chrysostom have a star?

I'm theora55 and I approve this message.
posted by theora55 at 6:30 AM on November 6 [2 favorites]


Thank you Chrysostom, from another megathread lurker.
posted by Ilira at 11:03 AM on November 6


Hip-hip HOORAY for Chrysostom!
posted by droplet at 1:26 PM on November 6


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