In an Emocracy,"I don't know" should count as zero
With multiple options, and a range of positive to negative, saying "I don't know" about one or more of them should count as zero. If the voter wants to approve or disapprove, let them do it. But it is unfair to allow the easy out of "I don't know" to count the same as "I really don't like". If "I don't know" means "I'll let the rest of you decide" then it should have no effect on the outcome. It should count as zero. By any interpretation, "I don't know" should result in no benefit and no harm. As an example, look at the emocracy poll. Emocracy scores 9 for, 5 against and 4 "I don't know". The total is zero. To me, Emocracy is 4 up. The current interpretation of "I don't know" encourages proponents of one option to tell their supporters "don't think about the rest" because it can really hurt them.