Fix the wildcard-term ban for special characters
So I'm not sure in which cases the wildcard-term ban doesn't work correctly, but on a channel I'm moderating we would like to block the "^^" smiley, unfortunately blocking "*^^", "^^*" or "*^^*" doesn't solve the problem. I suspect that there is a general problem with special characters in wildcard terms.
Just replying to @Kohlrak: Wildcards are definitely supported in AutoMod, but only for blocked terms.
It's documented here: https://help.twitch.tv/s/article/how-to-use-automod?language=en_US#BlockedandPermitted
Use longer triggering terms before the wildcard. Or allow the term for now and click the "block term" button when someone eventually uses it in chat. Then it will start blocking the term properly without blocking regular "desirable" messages. Auto-mod is not over-aggressive. It is a bot that only blocks the inputs you give it. A little moderation of your own will sculpt the blocked words list more effectively.
In the meantime, i have a bot with no dependencies that can use ECMA script regex.
AFAIK, there is no wildcard. I could be wrong, though, but i've made a whole new bot to address this.
Allow another wildcard besides * to match just a single character. The catch-all * has a tendency to over-aggressively block desirable messages when used to block a short triggering term