To reply your query immediately – sure, I’ve come throughout many individuals, many occasions, who had been uncertain and even adamant that bonus squares ought to be thought-about following their intial play.
Does that make it alright? Sure, if each participant collaborating preemptively agrees upon it, very similar to they need to conform to limitations of time, specify what guide will settle their disputes ought to they come up and so forth. Does that make it mistaken? Technically, sure it’s incorrect however who cares? Anyone contemplating taking part in this manner is clearly no Joe Edley so naturally they would not!
The great thing about Scrabble lay in its malleable nature! In no two components of the world are there similar guidelines and conventions set in place that agree with the following sport’s algorithm;
Everybody makes use of a distinct dictionary.
Everybody subscribes to their very own private rendition of the sport.
I’ve encountered many individuals over my lifetime of scrabble who’ve been confused and or had been insistent on this variation you convey to gentle being The Rule. Though I don’t agree that it is a correct rule of the sport as its creators and overseers have seen match to incorporate – I don’t see any simply trigger for stifling your individual enjoyment of the sport!!!
I say play it nonetheless the hell you please and let no different sign information than these variantions that transfer you :*)