I've tried joining the listserv twice.
I've found that I don't like joining conversations mid-stream, and I open many messages to find that I've already read them (they've been included in someone else's reply). Some people send their request to unsubscribe to the entire listserv.
In short, I find listservs annoying, particularly when I don't know those writing. I would like very much to know about chow events, however. I went to several when I lived in NYC and had a swell time.
Is it possible to create a listserv solely for event announcements? I would so appreciate it. Maybe others would, too?