Just an idea - wouldn't it be better to have the list in the first post in the order of:
In Progress (list)
Since I am usually looking here for the projects that still run and it's harder to look for them in the middle of the list.
Also, wouldn't it be good to set some rule as to when to move some project from In Progress to Dead because of inactivity? I know some projects are noisy and some are silent, but projects whose threads are two years dead and locked... you get the picture.