Etiquette for contributing to tactics.
How to write good tactic explanations.
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When writing an explanation for a tactic, it's important to explain why the correct sequence of moves is indeed correct. Do this as clearly as possible. Additionally, if there are other good but suboptimal lines, it's best to explain why those lines are inferior to the correct line.
Here's an example of an excellent explanation for Tactic 18433:
After Ra8, black cannot capture the white queen with Qxf5 as black loses material in the line Rxe8+ Kh7 Nxf5. The queen moves back to e7 to defend the rook, but after Nxc6 black cannot stop the loss of material.