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This depends. The proper way to do it is to use joist hangers or to notch the verticle posts and let in the joists. Joist hangers require that the joists butt up against the vertical posts along their face. Yours appear to have been placed with their sides to the verticle post. That is how you would do it if you were going to notch the posts and let in the joists. Notching, though, may not be suitable for the size posts and joists you have. You didn't include dimensions so I can't say if there is enough 'meat' to the posts for notching. If you just used fasteners, like lag bolts or screws, the strain at the connection would either cause the wood of the joist to fail or cause problems with the fasteners.

Look into picture related. It is a cleat placed below the joint to support it. Again, this depends on the size of your posts and joists.

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