YouTube has announced that the 301+ saga is finally over. For those who don't know about 301, it was the view number where your views would stall for a period of time, even though there were more views taking place. Eventually the count would resume but only after a large increment of views. This was done to stifle any sort of "cheating the system," where bots and whatnot are setup to make the view count synthetically high.
Ultimately, YouTube policies of yesterday may not be effective for today's balance of rating authenticity to accessible user data on a minute scale. With every view being more highly scrutinized than ever, the detail should be a positive one for the smaller, up-and-coming content providers.