If you want to use adult words, or cuss, just do it. When you do things like putting a space in the word (s hit) or use an * or @ or some other substitute, you are trying to defeat the filter. And that, my friends, is against the rules. If you didn't know, there is a profanity filter for those who don't want to see adult words. That filter is set by default to the on position. If your filter is on you won't see words like shit. What you get instead is some version of #&*%, non-letter characters in place of the actual word. If you want to see the actual words or if the words don't offend you, go to your account settings and turn the filter off. So please, spell it out. We're all adults here. And those who aren't need to keep their filter on.