Questions about Interactive Brokers' API or various algorithms, or how to implement a trading strategy using MetaTrader should be considered on topic, assuming they at least pass the "googled it and read the FAQ" test.
There's many independent traders that make a living from systematic quantitative trading. Are they not professionals and are their questions not relevant? This of course doesn't mean questions such as "how do i implement a moving average cross-over strategy in Tradestation" should be tolerated. But that's what voting to close is for.
Whether someone is a quant or not isn't determined by what broker they use or who they work for, its whether they use quantitative analysis for the trading and pricing of securities. If technical questions about interfacing with an institutionally priced service such as CapitalIQ are on topic (going out on a limb here and guessing they would be) then technical questions about retail priced services should be as well.