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Remove vote UI elements beside own question and answer posts

Since users can't vote for their own questions, what's the point of having the voting arrows. Sometimes I leave a number of tabs open, most often with questions I've asked so that I can check their progress for answers. I've inadvertently tried to up/downvote my own questions a few times (ones that I had forgotten I had asked).

I propose that it might be less confusing to remove the up/down vote arrows on your own questions.
1. You will quickly see that this is your own post. 2. It will confuse newbies less.

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marked as duplicate by M. Tibbits, Pops, ChrisF, Mark Trapp, Manishearth Jun 22 '12 at 4:23

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It doesn't help with the "newbies" issue, but this sounds like a job for Greasemonkey. – Margaret Jun 5 '10 at 0:57

Of course, then we'll get questions about "why doesn't this post have voting arrows?!"

I believe it's better to show standard consistent UI, then tell the user why they can't do something, rather than hiding it.

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I see your point, thanks for responding so quickly Jeff. – Daisetsu Jun 6 '10 at 9:14
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I have to disagree with this philosophy. Why not keep the arrows, but gray them out (or something) so they look disabled? You can still pop up a message if you try to click them explaining the situation. – shawkinaw Mar 21 '12 at 21:31

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