I've been working on something for quite sometime and made what I think might be a significant discovery (much by accident). Whether or not it actually is significant is of course TBD. The topic involves rotation curves of galaxies. I am a non-acedemic and this research is strictly my own. My questions are: Is the best place to start to submit a formal post to the Independant Research forum and will the fact that I am a non-acedemic be reason for refusal? If it is accepted in this forum, should I find an endorser to submit the paper to arXiv and can I find such an endorser on this forum? If it turns out my research is significant, is submitting to this forum a good way to insure my name gets attached to the submission? In otherwords, will my work be protected if it turns out to be significant? Thanks.