What’s the reasoning behind not combining a section navigator with event driven logic or placing the section navigator action on the same page as show/hide logic? I was hoping to put a section navigator on a page that would only show up based upon certain criteria about the respondent. Is this not advised?
The Section Navigator action takes control of all page-to-page navigation within your survey. Any element within the survey that conflicts with that control will create problems.
You might consider using two linked surveys instead. Set up an initial screening survey that determines if the respondent meets your criteria. If they qualify you can use the URL Redirect to send them to the second survey with the Section Navigator.