In our area, we occasionally have tribute caches placed for some cacher's achievements. The honoree is often allowed to be the first person to find their cache by the CO. This is not considered an FTF but an honorary FTF, not claimed as a regular FTF. The FTF goes to the post-published finder. Of course, if someone finds a cache legitimately before it actually gets posted, more power to them!! That is just the way the locals here agree to play.