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I have wrote the following rules for a law discussion board which I set up recently and would like to have your opinion if everything is okay (please correct me if I have any language mistakes) Thank you very much.

Here is what I wrote:

"Welcome!

By posting on the discussion board you agree to abide by the following rules:

1. Be polite to all members.
2. Do not use offensive language or harass other members.
3. Do not place advertisements.
4. Do not post copyrighted material.

Please note that I do my best to remove threads which contravene the above rules, I am not responsible however for the content of any posts on this board.

Thank you

I hope you enjoy your stay."
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Sony2000I have wrote the following rules for a law discussion board which I set up recently and would like to have your opinion if everything is okay (please correct me if I have any language mistakes) Thank you very much. Here is what I wrote: "Welcome! By posting on the discussion board you agree to abide by the following rules: 1. Be polite to all members. 2. Do not use offensive language or harass other members. 3. Do not place advertisements. 4. Do not post copyrighted material. Please note that I do my best to remove threads which contravene the above rules; I am not responsible, however, for the content of any posts on this board. Thank you. I hope you enjoy your stay."
We don't use "contravene" in our area. Is that a European term or something?
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Hi guys,

I do my best to remove threads which contravene the above rules;

Contravene sounds fine to me, particularly for use with a bunch of lawyers. 'Comply' is no good, it basically has the opposite meaning.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thanks, Clive!

Hi Sony,

I didn't say "contravene" was wrong, just that we don't use the term much down here, and I'm wondering if this is used more often elsewhere.