In the help center entry for reopening a closed question, the article states:

Closed questions that receive edits within the first 5 days of closure are automatically put into a review queue to be considered for reopening.

However, this is no longer correct, as this was changed to 70 days in December 2019.

Also, in the new Reopen votes queue's onboarding dialog (screenshot), it asserts that posts whose bodies are edited within 70 days of closure are pushed into the reopen votes queue.

I'm pretty sure the FAQ and the new dialog are correct here. Can the help center be updated accordingly?

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    That statement should probably be more accurate, so something like: "The first edit to the question's body text within the first 70 days of closure by a user who has not voted to close the question and who has not, and does not, flag or vote to reopen the question will automatically put the question into a review queue to be considered for reopening." – Makyen Apr 20 at 19:16
  • @Makyen I feel that that would overcomplicate what is supposed to be a help center page. (For what it's worth, in the review FAQ, I simplified it by stating "posts that the system has determined may be eligible for reopening" and linking to another answer that elaborates it in detail - this also covers the case of "sufficiently popular" questions being added to the queue automatically immediately upon closure.) – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Apr 20 at 20:46
  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog The situation is complex. Linking to somewhere covering it in more detail is reasonable, particularly if we can reduce the number of places where the details are stated, so we're not changing 50 places each time a detail changes. Overall, there's the choice of either being accurate or giving people information which is definitely wrong and will confuse some of them when the system doesn't do what's stated. The thing I'm against is giving people inaccurate information, without telling them it's simplified and not linking to a more detailed accurate description. – Makyen Apr 20 at 20:54

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