With program invitations, researchers were previously required to accept the invitation before they could understand the terms of the program. Going forward, we have decoupled the ability to become eligible for a program from the ability to join it, allowing researchers to view a program brief once eligibility is met. With access to the full brief, one can better understand the engagement and make a more informed decision to join the program or ignore it for the time being. When ignoring a program, one can input feedback to give the Program Owner and Bugcrowd valuable insight on how to better manage the program and improve our processes around program invitations going forward. But don’t worry about losing out on the opportunity, you can always go back and accept the invitation later — check the Hidden tab in the Programs list to adjust.
This functionality is not limited to private programs. Researchers can always provide feedback when hiding a public program as well.