I agree on its effectiveness.
Some months ago on the beginners' mailing list people briefly discussed about promoting Lojban. I noted Totus' comment:
> I have volunteered twice [...] The only response I got was that we should not actively promote until the language was 'finished' - which I think means at least the cmavo definitions should be completed.
> In any case, promotion of lojban should be a 'strategic' objective owned by the LLG. I don't mind doing the work, but there need to be clear objectives set by the Board, reviewed for progress periodically etc.
If the community isn't prepared to provide good up-to-date basic resources such as a dictionary with articulate definitions of useful cmavo & lujvo, the promotion wouldn't be optimally effective as to present the language in its ready-to-use status. But also it seems true that we need more people to carry out the preparation itself. Lojbab said:
> There is no shortage of ideas on how to spread Lojban. There is a gross shortage of person-hours.