Is it possible to add in buttons that will allow us to instantly share the thread or post through twitter, facebook and others? This feature is currently available in most of the major websites, such as lifehacker, BBC. This does not just provide convenience to share things, but most importantly increases the exposure of Recom to the others via sharing through powerful social sites.
I do not know whether it is feasible technically though, just a suggestion.
About the advertisement, it can be placed at both sides at the margin (those areas in dark blue), so that they are not obstructive, and can generate the much needed income. And another idea here, most of the non-commercial websites have an option for users to donate money. I know this is not common in Malaysia, and I doubt that M'sian will be willing to donate money. Again, there is this technical issue, which will require something like Paypal to setup a donation system.