@gregfielding – Hi! I’m running into similar problems. I defined a seperate loop (for announcements, more important than other updtaes) to be displayed on the top of the page. But when I add an update in the ‘normal’ loop, the same update is also added to the custom loop on top, even though it doesn’t match the filter set to that loop.
Did you manage to solve your problem? Is it a case of making sure all IDs and Classes are different, so AJAX call doesn’t reach the custom loop? Any help or pointers would be highly appreciated!