I didn’t want to put this as a ‘Feature Request’ cause it’s too undercooked. Plus knowing Martin’s methodology (and NOT knowing how this place is actually contracted back end) I wanted to post this “talk through” of an idea I believe should be easy to implement (in some way, if not “my” way as such).
I just can’t imagine what the easiest or most logical way of doing it is.
Here is two versions (with different pros and cons) which I can see it operate.
My (pretend hypothetical) story chapter is called “Adventure of Gary: He turns into a banana”
In the story title box I actually type something like:
“[Adventure of Gary: /Navhide] He turns into a banana”
“Adventure of Gary: [N:He turns into a banana]”
And the result is, when the story appears on it’s page or anywhere else on site,
it appears as
‘Adventure of Gary: He turns into a banana’
But, when the story chapter appears in the chapter navigation bar, you see
‘He turns into a banana’
(not ‘Adventure of Gary: He turns into a banana’)
Pros: you will only be using it if you know how to use it, and it won’t effect users naive or, how the site functions in any way.
Cons: ehh… error prone people ( ) will have to trial and error to make sure the title appears as they intend in both formats (navigation and normal)
The other way of doing this (different pros, different cons)
Is adding (yet another) box in the submission window, where you can give each chapter, a special shortened Navigation button title.
Pros: very idiot proof
Cons; mistitling or misuse would create less, but more chaotic mistakes, also, yet another submission page input box.