While logged in bugcrowd as a researcher, on the right hand side of the ‘Programs’ page, there is an area that displays the programs that I am either ‘participating’ in, ‘invited’ to, or ‘following’. Since I’ve never seen a “Join This Program!” button on any of the program descriptions, I assumed that making an account(s) on an application running on an in-scope domain using my bugcrowdninja email address, then proceeding on to testing would somehow make it clear via some behind-the-scenes machinations that I had indeed “joined” and was “participating” in a public program. It seems this is not the case, as I’m never shown as “participating”.
What am I missing here?
Is one not “participating” unless one has submitted a bug?