First of all, before I link to it, I feel like this question deserved every single down-vote. But, it was closed as Unclear What You're Asking and that just feels way off base to me.

which event to create for record creation after opportunity creation?

When a question shows no research, it is reasonable to vote down. I don't really see this closure as the appropriate course of action, though. I'm curious how others see it.

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    That's very true. +1
    – SE_User
    Commented Jul 14, 2016 at 5:47

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I don't totally agree with you that reason cited for closure of the question was completely inappropriate. I would agree however that there could have been a better reason cited. Regardless, it was very definitely a "low quality post". To some, it may have been unclear exactly what the user was asking or wanted to learn from the answer to his question.

I see that I happened to be one of those who voted for it's closure. As I read the question now, it definitely wasn't phrased in a way that provided sufficient context to give anyone who answered it the information to know exactly what he was trying to learn. I can't say if this was a matter of english being a 2nd language, one of grammar, or related to the user's writing ability.

As I'm certain you know, but for the benefit of those who don't, very often the reason cited for closing a post aren't a unanimous decision. Some who voted on the question may have voted it as being too broad or may have voted to close the question for not having code to reproduce a specific problem. The latter reason perhaps being related to it being a low quality question where it could have been interpreted as the user needing to write a trigger to satisfy a need that wasn't disclosed in the question.

Again, the latter points to a question that was of low quality, open to interpretation and not totally clear what he wanted to learn through asking the question. To me, it was a question that showed the user hadn't spent time going through Trailhead, the Apex Workbook, the Apex Developer Guide or other fundamental documentation/training that's considered a pre-requisite for developing on this platform when writing Apex code.

This isn't a place that's well suited to providing in depth, blog length answers to poorly constructed questions on the fundamentals; particularly those that a user needs to study in the docs and tutorials where the material is already well covered in numerous places throughout our ecosphere.

  • For sure, there were multiple reasons selected. But I think my answer also demonstrates that it's not very broad, and no code needs to be involved to ask this question or receive its answer. When creating related records, do I use a before or after trigger? There is actually a brief and authoritative answer. Like I said, it shows a lack of research and deserves to be voted down. But that does not necessarily require it to also be closed.
    – Adrian Larson Mod
    Commented Jul 14, 2016 at 15:15
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    @AdrianLarson There are LOTS of questions that get closed with answers. I can't count how many questions I've answered over the years that have been closed. Far too often someone hits the close button without commenting or before a user has a chance to clarify in comments, edit, or add code to their question. People later vote answered questions in the queue. I always look at the Q&A before voting. Apparently, others don't. I suspect that's the real issue. We're not all mind readers who can always readily discern what's being asked. IMO, even dupes with good answers should remain open.
    – crmprogdev
    Commented Jul 14, 2016 at 15:30

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