After spending many hours trying to post a question using /questions/add and repeatedly getting the error message "The account associated with the access_token does not have a user on the site", I finally realized that users have to join individual sites to post to it. I was attempting to post a question to a site which I have not joined because my site selector displayed all Stack Exchange sites from /sites. Is there a way to return only the sites which the user has joined to prevent the interface from leading an unsuspecting user into a dead end as I, the programmer, was?

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If you already have a token, then you can use the /me/associated network route to get the associated site for the authorized user. There's a similar route that takes a network account ID and does not require an active access token.

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