I just posted a question on a site I wasn't a member of. Apparently it automatically joined me to that site, and I got the association bonus right away, so I know I wasn't a member of that site before.
I used the mobile SE app, and was never warned or alerted that posting a question would join me to the site. On the web, I have to specifically click for approval to join my profile to a SE site. Can the mobile app be changed to at least warn a user that posting a question will join their account to that site?
The comments have asked if the web/desktop site does the same thing. I don't know, but if it does (an account joining a site when posting a question) it should also warn the account holder about joining the site, or let the account post as an anonymous user. I shouldn't be forced to join my account to a SE site just to post a question.
Samsung Tab S3, app version 1.0.95