I know, which is why I posted a friendly caution, and didn’t flag the posts for moderation. However, constantly asking every member who replies with advice to PM can easily become harassment. It has happened a lot in the past and the block on new members being able to PM was done for that specific reason.
Yes, but you are not replying to individual people asking them to PM you constantly. You simply put out a general request that anyone willing can reply to, and that is not the same thing.
Asking for a mentor is fine. It happens all the time on the forum, but it has to be understood that most of the members here are not interested in being one, because they are busy with their own magical endeavors or mundane life or whatever and it will always be their choice to make. While new members are forgiven a lot, constantly pestering regular members for PMs to the point of harassment is a sure way to get banned, and I didn’t want that to happen so my post was a polite caution and a pointer to the search bar because there is a lot of information on here that could help the OP.