A common sight here is someone asks a question that ultimately gets closed, but before that happens they receive upvotes/answers. These answers are also liable to get upvotes.
Eventually the question gets marked as duplicate (most common) or closed for some other reason, but large swaths of reputation can be handed out. A valid method to "farm" reputation would be to go through new questions, find ones that show a lack of research and answer them.
Take as an example: Terminal vs bash?
Almost all of the asker's rep comes from this question marked as duplicate. A fair amount of reputation also dished out to those that answered.
So my questions:
Should askers be rewarded for low quality questions?
Should those who answer such questions be rewarded for not marking these questions to be closed?
Perhaps the answer might fall somewhere between, giving no rep to the asker and half to those who answer. Maybe reputation gain for successfully marking to close, similar to edits. I know reputation isn't a huge deal, but it does hand out priveleges, and can encourage bad practices. It's likely an asker who receives 200+ rep on a question that gets closed will consider it a success.