There is no counter evidence to the statement that people without academic affiliation cannot get published, nor that arXiv operates as an "elitist society based on secret rules" and this statement is indirectly supported by already linked web pages of arxiv and by fact, that I couldnt find any new authors without academic affiliation on arxiv. And if I would want to spend more time on it, I could find several other links supporting this statement, but I dont want to spend too much time on it. And no, I had not submitted anything to arxiv. But I generally dislike moderation of arxiv because for example any member of religious cult of string cranks can post unfalsifiable papers full of fantasy bullshit, just because they have the right academic affiliation and are members of the generally accepted cult. Just one random example of many published fantasy bullshit papers on arxiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.05734 And if anybody without academic affiliation will send something reasonable but new and challenging mainstream, it will be automatically rejected without possibility of real discussion with moderation or without real possibility to appeal and get reason for rejection, as documented in the Nature article about non transparent moderation.