Q: How long does it take for a site to become "dead"?
A: The general rule of the thumb is three months. It doesn't happen manually so there might be exceptions to the rule.
Q: What's the default sort order? I would like to see alphabetical order as default!
Q: Why are there white icons next to some blogs and the popup text says there are no posts but there are posts one the site?
A: If a site doesn't have and RSS or Atom feed, there is no way for si.blogs to get the posts. I strongly believe strength of blogs lies in ability to aggregate the posts through feed. Try to enable the feed in your blogging engine. If your site has a feed, but the siblogs.com says t doesn't, please let me know!
Q: What's with the error icon?
A: The error icon means, there was an error when the blog's feed was accessed. It basically means that the site is inaccessible or that the blog's feed is not valid. The RSS and Atom feed must be formed according to some strict rules. If they are not, the software that tries to read them will probably fail. If your feed has an error icon, check the feed URL. If it is ok, try to validate the feed using FeedValidator.org. You can contact me and I will try to help you. I'm also working on my engine to be more forgiving when it comes to non-valid feeds.