First thing... make sure you don't have them turned off by having "Disable BBCode in this post" checked at the bottom of the message. If you want to have italics, bold, quotes, etc make sure there is NOT A check mark in that box.
2nd... there are two ways of using them. First is to type them in, Second is to use the buttons above. Most browsers will let you highlight with the mouse then click on the button you want to apply to that section of text. So if you wanted to bold something like a title, just drag the mouse across it and highlight it and then click on the B button. You can also click the B button, start typing what you want bold, then click the B button again to "close" the tag so it will return to normal text. You can type them in by hand as well, the code is the same as the button name so if you want to...
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[i][/i] - Italicize
[u][/u] - Underline
[quote][/quote] - Quote somebody
[list][/list] - Show a list of items
[img][/img] - Link to an image somewhere
[url][/url] - create a link to somewhere offsite
[tab] - indent your paragraph
So... that's about it... hope this helps anybody who's had trouble with using them... and if you click on the BBCode link when posting and it has a faq for that.