Interesting post you have here, does this 'experience' you speak of come with the 'super moderator status' or can everyone obtain it? My intent here is not to be rude, well actually, it is. Lately I have seen nothing but a one-way street when it comes to a majority of the moderators here and if you were regular members, we wouldn't be having this discussion. You are moderators, you are hired to moderate the community and most of all be open minded instead of bias. It is very rare that I see a moderator who will openly accept the advice of a regular member and promptly correct when necessary.Just a heads up to new fishkeepers. Some 'experienced' fishkeepers may not do water changes at all, advocate not using conditioner properly or not using conditioner at all.
BUT BEWARE THAT NOT USING CONDITIONER PROPERLY IS RISKY!
As I think Byron pointed out, some municipalities use more chlorine/chloramine than others, sometimes rates increase dramatically under certain circumstances (broken pipe repairs) or times of the year. Some folks have water that isn't even chlorinated at all.
Some folks have just let water sit out and/or agitated because chlorine readily dissipates, however chloramine does not and more and more municipalities have switched (or are switching) to chloramine because it's more effective.
When in doubt, using a conditioner properly by following the manufacturers directions better ensures your fish will not suffer.
I see nothing but "my way is the right way" when it comes to a majority of these 'experienced' 'moderators' here and frankly it's why I have been less active, sure you don't care, but that's not what I'm aiming for. I have received relatively good advice from some members of the moderation team, don't get me wrong, I absolutely enjoy the company of a few members of that select group, some not so much.
I'm quite confident this post will be removed (actually I am 101% positive it will), but I know at least that it will be read by the removing moderator and I'm quite certain it will have no impact on how anything is done around here, but that's not what a rant is for, right?