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The user has joined the team. is the normal form. The user has been joined to the team. is grammatical but unusual. "Be joined to" usually means "caused to be physically attached to" and would not be used for the metaphorical sense of joining a team. But I can imagine somebody using "join" in a non-standard transitive (causitive) way, meaning "...
"After filling in a custom field, a new field will be added..." There are two ways I would address this. First, if I want to stress the filling of the custom field as a cause in a cause/reaction, I would use the word, "Once," instead of the word "After." "Once a custom field is filled, a new field will be added..." But, I would usually rather ...
"I had my computer fixed" means that your computer went from the state of being broken, to being fixed, and that someone else carried out the fix on your instruction. Without any other information, there is a strong implication that your computer is currently working. But it is possible that your computer was broken, got fixed, but has since broken again.
"I had my computer fixed" does imply that: your computer has been fixed and now works
The primary problem with both sentences is a dangling modifier. A dangling modifier is a grammatical phrase that isn't directly followed by the noun it modifies. In this case, the participial phrase filling in a custom field should be followed by the noun it modifies - i.e. the subject that filled in the field. In the first example, this will add ...
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