Obviously, looking at a pic, it's hard to judge completely, but I'd say that looks OK.
You probably found that it needed quite a bit of force to get the sideplate on, and it doesn't actually need much more effort, when using a good tool, to peen the pins over enough to stop that side plate ever coming off.
I had to take a link out as I have a 43 tooth rear sprocket. After riveting up the chain I stood up and spotted an o ring on the floor... The shear horror until I realised it was from the link I removed.... I hope hahaha. Looking at the PiC I definitely have four o rings on ... Don't I?
If you bought the tool in the link I showed you then you can't go wrong as it's designed for DID chains. Simply tighten it as much as you can then back off. The tool is designed so that it wont over tighten the plate or squash the rivets too much. Sometimes less is more
To prevent all this i decided to go for a prepped (endless) chain. Disadvantage is that you have to take the swingarm off. Bit it's not that much work, and you can check and grease the bearings in the process
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