This question is in response to the exchange I had with @Tal Fishman on this question focused on finding the historical weights of the S&P 500 online.
I know this is a hot topic, and I'm trying to find out where the limits are between on and off topic.
I guess this question could have been seen as a duplicate of this famous post, but I guess the underlying question was "how could we compute the weights of the S&P500?".
If the questioner was just looking to find a data source, then fine, it is a duplicate.
If he was looking to know how to compute the weights, then I guess it is related to quantitative finance as the way an index (the S&P 500 in this instance) is computed.
Just wanted to know if the community agreed that it was too basic, and hence off topic.
"Young professionals" or students might not know how the S&P 500 is computed. In my opinion, it's still on-topic.