"This has to be off the record," New York Times.com Digital Editor Jim Roberts told a room of about 150 people at last night's Future of Publishing panel. No problem, Jimbo. The question? Internet gaffes in the age of online journalism! "We [recently] had two major problems in two days. The Friday after the Democratic convention," as the Sarah Palin-as-running-mate rumor was unfolding, "our blog ran out of gas. Users were without access to the NYT blog platform" for several hours. Oh no! But even worse: the next Monday, when the Bristol Palin pregnancy story broke, "thousands came to the same blog" and crashed it again. If a news story breaks and nobody on the Internet comments, did it really happen? Sounds like the Times blogs can't handle Sarah Palin.