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This is an addition to the following question:

How to tell if you're making the right edits to your closed question?

So say you've edited a closed question. Does this bump it on the Active tab and/or on some other place visible to users with enough reputation to leave a reopen-vote?

My researching skills could only find one topic on this: Stop an edited deleted answer from bumping the question

That question is talking about deleted, not closed, questions but in case the answers are still valid (they're from early 2010), I interpret it as editing a deleted question does bump the question. So I would guess that closed questions act the same, but I can't really know for sure, since I don't have high enough rep to test it out myself.

In either case, shouldn't this information be in some question?

On How does editing work?, What is a "closed" or “on hold” question?, How do you reopen a closed question?, What can cause my question to be bumped? or one of the other related FAQ questions.

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Yes, edits to closed questions bump them.

Here's a question on the meta frontpage right now that was closed last month, but was bumped when Emmett edited it:

Edited question on frontpage

Given that this is not (yet) a frequently asked question, I don't think that more documentation is necessary beyond what this very question will provide.

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Of course. Why didn't I think of testing it that way? Thanks. –  Aske B. Oct 5 '12 at 0:21

Indeed it does, but the "priority" of the bump depends on the size of the edit (on Stack Overflow). If the edit is small or insignificant, you might not see it at the top of the page; it might be six down or twelve down from the top, etc.

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