The coffee shop was once the place to find intelligent conversation -- to discuss anything with anyone. But if Pepys or Johnson were alive today they wouldn't be in Starbucks, they'd be on NOTTheTalk.
Born from the ashes of the Guardian newspaper talkboards, NOTtheTalk aims to promote discussion of ideas at all levels. You can ask big questions of what -- when you get right down to it -- it is all about, smaller ones of how to get to Bucharest by train, or bizarre ones about the possibilities of the dried soup toastie. The issues of the day, the issues of your day, film, music, sport, abstract philosophy, baby-led weaning, or whiling away a dull day by writing terrible limericks - someone will share your interest.
We have stay-at-home parents and people who spend their lives shuttling from oil-rig to supertanker; lecturers, lorry drivers and lawyers; artists and administrators; teenagers and octogenarians; of all religions and political shades. As-it-happens news of world events shares space with as-we-watch commentary on Britain's Next Top Coathanger. We can argue all day about the best way to poach an egg, and will stay up all night to help a poster in trouble. We have talked people off ledges, up career ladders and across oceans.
It's an amazing conversation - come and join it.
The site is free, and will never pass on your email address to any third party.
No ads, no pop-ups, no emoticons, no distracting images; just talk.
Many thanks to all who contributed their photos to this ad and particularly to CaptainBlack who created the music.