I know I'm going to be pilloried as a wanna be English teacher, but when you ask someone for information you are asking for his adviCe. If you provide someone with information than you have adviSed him. Advice is a noun and advise is a verb. Please allow me to adviSe you to take this adviCe. Ok, take your best shots. I just couldn't stand it anymore. Look at most of the requests for "advise" on this forum.