Is this site a community or just a few people that post? I do not see a lot of other users making posts or anything they sign up and look at some forums and poof.
Here is the site stats.
72.39% Of traffic is from Search
I truly think this site has the potential to be as good as or even better than the other similar ones but something is missing, not sure what but its been bothering me.
The layout is perfect, the forum has original content and is relevant.
I am going to take a guess and say the "other" sites pay for advertising or something, Perhaps using a different SEO approach .
Im pretty sure the admin can see all the stats of where visitors come from, referring sites etc.
We should brainstorm on what to add here that the other similar sites do not have. When i ran my sites i had a members area where i would embed streaming movies, that brought alot of traffic and that meant the user would stay on the site for hours. It worked well, the videos were NOT hosted on my site, they were just embedded onto the forum so you the user would click play and watch. I did it for mostly the new movies but other staff members would add tv shows, live sports etc.
Im not sure if thats what you are going for, but i dont see the other sites having anything like that, i know there are many streaming sites im just brainstorming here.
I mean the admin even posted his own program which no other site has!